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Mom Sues Uber Over Driver Convicted Of Molesting Daughter

Posted on June 18, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The mother of a 13-year-old Virginia girl is suing transportation network company Uber for $2 million, claiming her child was sexually assaulted by one of its drivers — a man whom, the complaint charges, the San Francisco startup should have known to be unsafe.

The complaint alleges that the girl has suffered emotional distress, including a fear of men, as a result of the assault and that Uber is to blame. Uber was negligent to hire the driver and to retain him, and knew or should have known about his alleged history of unwelcome sexual advances, the complaint continues.

“Uber could very well be liable if the courts move toward rulings that the drivers are employees,” Janelle Orsi, an attorney in San Francisco who founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center and specializes in the sharing economy, responded in an email to The Daily Beast.

DailyBeast.com article here

WTOP-TV/Washington, D.C. article here

Related Business Insider article: Busy Parents Use Uber To Shuttle Kids

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