Enlarge / Uber’s office in Queens, New York. (credit: Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A new lawsuit claims Uber pays female engineers, and some engineers of color, less than male, white, and Asian-American counterparts.
The complaint (PDF) claims that Uber’s biannual “stack ranking” system is invalid, arbitrary, and forces different outcomes between employees “regardless of whether there are meaningful performance differences between individual employees within a particular peer group.”
The plaintiffs state that female employees and employees who are African-American, Latino, or American Indian get, on average, lower rankings than male, white, and Asian-American workers, “despite equal or better performance.”
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