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


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


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!”


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?


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


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.


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


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