You Can Now Get Your Uber Driver Fired For Being a Creep
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably gotten creeped on by an Uber driver at least once.
Maybe he complimented your outfit, or asked you if you had a boyfriend, or made a “joke” when he dropped your friend off first about how now he was getting you alone (yes, this happened to me).
It’s annoying at best, and threatening at worst, but now you can officially feel confident in reporting whatever creepy instance you experienced to Uber, because they just released a new set of rules specifically targeted at sexual harassment and sexual conduct between drivers and passengers.
The full guidelines are on Uber’s site, but we’ve included their little tidbit below on “personal space.”
We all value our personal space and privacy. It’s OK to chat with other people in the car. But please don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single. As a passenger, if you need to make a phone call, keep your voice down to avoid disturbing your driver or other riders. And don’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.
No sex with drivers? Hmm, we wonder if actual events prompted Uber to make this rule?
If you have to endure a driver who is a bit too flirty–or worse, just report it the same way you would if a driver gave you shitty service or cancelled at the last minute, via customer service on the Uber website where you can login to your account and report details from a specific ride you’ve taken.
According to the guidelines, if you report a driver, Uber will likely put a hold on the driver’s account while they investigate. They will then determine if the driver should be terminated or placed on probation.