An American court has recently ruled that the popular ride-hailing service company, Uber should pay a staggering ₦451 million ($1.1 million) to a blind woman who was denied rides by Uber drivers. Press reports have it that the woman said she was denied rides over a dozen times by Uber drivers and she was verbally abused at least one time by a driver on the platform.
The popular ride-hailing platform, Uber has been ordered by a U.S court to compensate a blind woman who was denied rides by its drivers
The blind woman who was identified as Lisa Irving is said to be a resident of California in the United States. The woman’s attorney told CNN that she was verbally abused by Uber drivers and denied rides up to 14 times on the platform between 2016 and 2018. The victim also confirmed in a video statement that she felt violated, frustrated, angered, embarrassed, devalued, humiliated, and demeaned during those times she was denied rides. She also confirmed that apart from being denied rides, some of the Uber drivers that eventually picked her up used to verbally abuse her and Bernie, her service dog.
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Lisa Irving also further revealed that the times she was late to work whenever Uber drivers deny her rides. She also claimed that the cumulative effect of those lateness scenarios contributed to the eventual separation between herself and her employer. As of the time of writing this report, several media sources confirmed that Lisa Irving has been awarded ₦132.9 million ($324,000) in damages as well as over ₦328 millIon ($800,000) in court costs and attorney fees.
For those people that might be doubting this report and the huge amount awarded to be paid to the blind woman, watch this press video below.
Uber Ordered to Pay $1 1 Million After Blind Woman Says She Was Refused