Uber Employees Were Paid Less Based on Gender Class Action

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Uber Technologies Inc. claiming the popular ride sharing firm enacted policies and practices that resulted in female engineers to receive less compensation and fewer promotions than their male counterparts.

The Uber Employee Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit is entitled Roxana del Toro Lopez v. Uber Technologies Inc. and was filed on 10/27/27 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff Roxana del Toro Lopez who was a software engineer for Uber between May 2015 through August 2017.

Plaintiff Roxana del Toro Lopez claims

  • She was treated differently by Uber than her male colleagues
  • Women are generally paid 18% less than their male counterparts
  • Uber’s promotion policies benefits males over females
  • Uber used a “stack ranking” performance measurement system in a way that disadvantages female employees

According to the class action lawsuit Uber violated the Federal Equal Pay Act.  The defendants are seeking injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, back pay, damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, and other relief deemed proper by the court.

Roxana del Toro Lopez is being represented by the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP (Jahan C. Sagafi, Rachel W. Dempsey, Adam T. Klein and Rachel M. Bien).

Any questions in regards to the Uber Employee Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit can be directed to Outten & Golden LLP at (415) 638-8800.

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