Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 02, 2016

Uber Settles Lawsuit Over Service Animals For The Blind

It's good to see that this has finally been settled. While I can see some Uber drivers not wanting to have dogs in their vehicles, most smart drivers know that a cheap queen sized sheet easily keeps hair / dirt off you seats when you have service dogs in your vehicle, is reusable and keeps your customers happy. Simply pull up, put the sheet on, put passengers in vehicle, take the sheet off when trip is over and everyone is happy and no one is in violation of the law.

Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who have guide dogs with them across the U.S. According to a press release from the Federation, this is the first nationwide class-action settlement of its kind against an app-based transportation network company. Under the settlement, Uber is promising to end that kind of discrimination: the company says it will take steps to inform drivers about their obligations to transport riders with service animals, and will require new drivers to expressly confirm that they understand their legal obligations to do so.