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15 September 2014

USA: Blind passenger sues ridesharing company over discrimination

Author: CBS San Francisco

"Uber Sued Over Allegations Of Discrimination, Harassment Against Blind Riders With Guide Dogs", 9 Sep 2014...

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14 October 2013

The ‘sharing economy’ undermines workers’ rights (USA)

Author: Evgeny Morozov, Financial Times (UK)

The “sharing economy” has many fans but Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney-general, is not one of them. He has demanded that Airbnb, a company that allows anyone to rent their property to strangers, hand over records of its 15,000 hosts in...

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13 December 2014

India: Rape in Uber cab raises questions about company's recruitment practices, Uber apologises


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16 December 2014

"Safety for me and my daughter" – the Uber rape case resonates in Delhi and beyond

Author: Harpreet Kaur, South Asia Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Harpreet Kaur, who lives in New Delhi, describes her personal reaction to cases of rape by drivers of private transport services - and calls for immediate action by both government and business...

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16 January 2015

Indian woman to sue Uber in US courts over alleged rape by driver

Author: Andrew Macaskill, Independent (UK)

"Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver plans to sue taxi service in US courts", 16 Jan 2015...

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22 January 2015

Why Obama And Modi's Talks Mean Little For Half-A-Billion Indian Women

Author: Shefali Misra, Huffington Post

Obama's visit, however, will be a high point that will give two new friends another opportunity to forge collaborations aimed at boosting economic growth...But this opportunity will all be for naught if Obama and Modi miss the chance to touch on an...

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18 February 2015
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Author: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Johannes Kuhn

...Der Vorwurf hat es in sich, zielt er doch auf das Fundament des Geschäftsmodells: den Freiberufler-Status für Fahrer von Uber- und Lyft. Das Konstrukt erlaubt es den Firmen, einen Teil der Einnahmen, die Fahrer erwirtschaften, als...

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4 March 2015
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Author: Florian Reynaud, Le Figaro (France)

« Un procès symbolique contre le sexisme dans la Silicon Valley », 27 février 2015...

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24 March 2015

UN Women backs away from Uber partnership after unions raise concerns about working conditions

Author: Ellen Huet, Forbes (USA)

"UN Women Backs Away From Uber Partnership A Week After Announcement", 20 Mar 2015...

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1 April 2015

USA: More companies require employees to bring serious complaints to arbitration & forbid them from participating in class actions

Author: Lauren Weber, Wall Street Journal

"More Companies Block Employees From Filing Suits", 31 Mar 2015 [Subscription required]...

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