Just over a year ago, an ex-Uber engineer, Susan Fowler, stepped forward with a harrowing tale of sexual harassment at her former company. If they wish they will now be able to have their cases heard in open court and they will no longer be forced to sign non-disclosure agreements.
"Whether to find closure, seek treatment, or become advocates for change themselves, survivors will be in control of whether to share their stories", wrote Tony West, Uber's chief legal officer, in a blog post.
Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance, a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.
Last but certainly not least, Uber will start publishing data on sexual assault and other safety concerns that occur under its watch.
It's a huge about-turn for the company, which until now has silenced victims by insisting on mandatory arbitration and confidentiality provisions. Critics saw it as a way for Uber to keep the issues under wraps.
The company says it will lean on hired advisors such as Ebony Tucker of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Cindy Southworth of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and Tina Tchen, a founder of the New York Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.
Last month, Uber took another step to earn back customers' trust by announcing that it will start performing criminal background checks on its US drivers each year.
It's only by accounting and acknowledging [reports] that we are empowered to take action in reducing the incidents of sexual assault.
The news came one day ahead of a court-mandated deadline for Uber to respond in a proposed class action lawsuit filed by law firm Wigdor LLP on behalf of nine women accusing drivers of sexual assault.
Prior to the announcement, Uber's terms of service required all allegations of this nature against drivers to be arbitrated outside of court. Uber is mandated to respond by Wednesday.
But don't take our word for it! " Mario Tennis Aces' " multiplayer will also provide both online and on-the-couch multiplayer. However, with the upcoming arrival of Mario Tennis Aces , it looks like Nintendo is going to right the ship.
Plain's Global Positioning System tracker also showed he had stood atop the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain. A surfing accident in 2014 left Plain with multiple injuries but he recovered to continue mountain climbing.
Putin at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge. When opened for traffic on Wednesday, it will be able to carry up to 40,000 cars per day on four lanes.
Therefore, you can still expect lingering showers and storms in the forecast each day, even though the low will be moving away. Wednesday: Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of showers.
Sources say the new season will consist of just 13 episodes, though it has not yet been determined if it will be a farewell run. Ultimately, ABC ordered another season - albeit a shorter one - as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for season 6.
It was "as though we had transferred the memory ", study co-author and UCLA professor David Glanzman said, the BBC reported . When the RNA was inserted into snails that had not undergone this process, they behaved just as if they had been sensitised.
But researchers at Imperial College London have focused on a protein inside human cells called N-myristoyltransferase (NMT). Without the protein shield, the virus's genetic heart of RNA is exposed and vulnerable - and the virus can not replicate.
His father, Rob Pitts, was shot to death while trying to arrest a murder suspect earlier this month in Terre Haute, Indiana . He waves to someone off camera before he is presented with a shirt and badge from another Terre Haute police officer.
She was arrested at the White House in 2011 during a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas. Despite that setback Kidder continued to act on both the silver and small screens, and occasionally on stage.
The 22-strong party from the club arrived in Sri Lanka last Thursday and played a friendly against a local team two days later. He later died, while teammate Tom Baty, who was also taken to hospital, is continuing to receive treatment.
Mom allegedly stabbed 11-year-old, fled with 7-year
Authorities have found the woman and her 7-year-old daughter after she allegedly kidnapped her and stabbed another daughter. Police said it was unclear where Ahmad may be headed but that she had lived in Tennessee and Texas in the past.
Apple Has Over 50 Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads Now
Apple has more than doubled the number of its self-driving cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has confirmed . Each participant in this self-driving auto race must have a safety driver in the vehicle during testing.
Pakistan reeling at 21-3 in chase of Ireland's 160
It is the first test match century for Ireland , which helped them take a 139-run lead into day five, on 319-7 after 122 overs. In a historic first, Ireland is now hosting Pakistan in a Test fixture, after receiving the status from ICC a year ago .