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Uber gets a big setback, will return about Rs 16 crore to the riders

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  • The cab aggregator has reportedly entered into a settlement with the Justice Department
  • This penalty is imposed for collecting waiting fees from disabled riders
  • Will pay over 1,000 riders out of a settlement pot of $1.7 million

A complaint notice attached to the settlement agreement states that these 1,000 complainants will receive at least $600 (approximately 48,000) from Uber.

The cab aggregator has reportedly entered into a settlement with the Justice Department

Uber will pay more than $2 million (about Rs 15.98 crore) to its disabled riders. The cab aggregator has reportedly entered into an agreement with the Justice Department, and will now pay back the amount to disabled riders instead of charging them waiting for fees. Notably, Uber charges its riders a waiting fee under its waiting time fee policy, which is levied if, after the rider reaches the cab at a set location, it takes more than 2 minutes for the rider to start his journey. Takes.

According to Business Insider India, Uber will now have to pay a total of $2 million to all riders due to the waiting fees charged to disabled riders under its waiting time policy. If the rider does not start their journey after the cab has arrived at the location the rider has set, and the cab driver has to wait more than 2 minutes, Uber charges the rider a per-minute waiting fee. Waiting fee rates vary by country or region.

This penalty is imposed for collecting waiting fees from disabled riders

The report states that the Justice Department sued Uber over the policy in November 2021, saying the company’s policy discriminates against people with disabilities who may need extra time to get into a car.

Following this, last Monday the DOJ (Department of Justice) said in a press statement that Uber would pay a $1.7 million settlement pot to the more than 1,000 riders who contacted the company to complain about waiting fees.

Will pay over 1,000 riders out of a settlement pot of $1.7 million

A complaint notice attached to the settlement agreement states that these 1,000 complainants will receive at least $600 (approximately 48,000) from Uber. A pot divided between approximately 1,000 would mean that each person could receive up to approximately $1,700 (approximately Rs 1,35,000).

The report states that the Justice Department sued Uber over the policy in November 2021, saying the company’s policy discriminates against people with disabilities who may need extra time to get into a car.

Following this, last Monday the DOJ (Department of Justice) said in a press statement that Uber would pay a $1.7 million settlement pot to the more than 1,000 riders who contacted the company to complain about waiting fees.

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