According to a report from San Francisco Chronicle today, Uber has agreed to a $10 million settlement in a class action lawsuit which claimed discrimination against minorities and women who worked for the company. The lawsuit was previously filed in October and it represents 420 women and people of color who were employed by Uber as software engineers going as far back as 2013.
San Francisco Chronicle also reports that the company has agreed to change how it manages compensation and promotion within its structure. THe lawsuit alleged that women, black and Latino/Latina employees were not given raises, stocks, benefits and bonuses at the same rate as males and white or Asian coworkers.
“This settlement involves claims dating back to July 2013 and, while we are continually improving as a company, we have proactively made a lot of changes since then,” Uber said in a statement. “In the past year alone we have implemented a new salary and equity structure based on the market, overhauled our performance review process, published our first Diversity & Inclusion report and created and delivered diversity and leadership trainings to thousands of employees globally.”
The settlement still has to be approved by the judge handling the case and a hearing is scheduled for May 1st.