June 27, 2022

Highlights
• This suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and takes aim against an April 2016 policy by Uber of charging passengers wait time fees

The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) on Wednesday filed lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc over allegations of overcharging people with disabilities. The DOJ has asked a federal court to order the ride-sharing service company to comply with a federal law that protects the disabled from discrimination.

This suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and takes aim against an April 2016 policy by Uber of charging passengers wait time fees.

The Justice Department is alleging that the policy discriminates against people with disabilities, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and has said that disabled people need over two minutes to get inside an Uber car.

According to the statement issued by Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, people with disabilities deserve equal access to all areas of community life, including the private transportation services provided by companies like Uber.