Uber and Lyft agree to stop forcing driver sexual assault victims into arbitration, confidentiality agreements


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/15/when-drivers-rape.html


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But no, they don’t do it voluntarily, but because they’re forced to. Christ, what giant assholes. May their whole business model die in a fire. “A plague on both of your houses!”


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How is it even possible that arbitration can be applied to a criminal offense? I must not have been paying attention because I thought that it was restricted to civil law.

Where’s the dividing line, then? Murder? Kidnapping? Mutilation?

And if none of those apply, then how on $DIETY’s green Earth can it be allowed to hold force in a rape case?


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I was under the impression the arbitration was regarding lawsuits, not the criminal prosecution of the act itself.


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Because it’s not? These are all relating to civil suits for damages. In the US, criminal charges are generally brought by the state, not individuals.


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Cynicism aside, I wonder how those arbitration meetings went? I guess we’ll never know.


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