Yes altogether Uber paying $10 million to settle class action discrimination suit brought against it by 420 female and minority software engineers who alleged those men and Asian employees were favored at the company.
Uber has been under increasing pressure for both its workplace culture and history of being loose with regulatory rules. New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over last August in response.
The discrimination suit was filed by three Latina software engineers, Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina. They claimed that female engineers and engineers of color were paid less, hired for lower-level jobs, promoting more slowly, and subject to partial in their performance evaluations.
In the past year, Uber said, it has implemented a new salary and equity structure based on the market, rebuilds its performance review process, published its first diversity and inclusion report, Then it created diversity and leadership training to thousands of employees worldwide.
A hearing is set in the court of U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland on May 1 to approve the proposed settlement order.
Uber’s first ever diversity report published last March. It was much like the rest of Silicon Valley, with women, African-Americans and Hispanics poorly represented among Uber’s top leadership and technical positions.
Women held 15% jobs of Uber technical jobs. Black employees held 1% and Hispanics held 2.1%. Its leadership was 78% male.