Uber sued over wheel­chairs

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Ride-shar­ing com­pany Uber was sued on Tues­day by dis­abil­ity rights groups, for dis­crim­i­nat­ing against pas­sen­gers with mo­bil­ity dis­abil­ity in New York City. In the pro­posed class-ac­tion com­plaint, Uber was ac­cused of vi­o­lat­ing the New York City Hu­man Rights Law be­cause an es­ti­mated 99.9 per­cent of its more than 58,000 ve­hi­cles in the city are un­us­able by peo­ple in wheel­chairs. “Uber pur­ports to have some ac­ces­si­ble ve­hi­cles in its fleet, but pas­sen­gers at­tempt­ing to use Uber’s ac­ces­si­ble ser­vice face ex­tended wait times, or are still de­nied ac­cess to

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