Social Media Reactions

After backlash Uber apologises for creating separate bathrooms for drivers and employees

An Uber office in the United States has drawn flak from netizens after an image of two adjacent bathrooms doors labeled ‘Partner’ and ’employee’ after it went viral on social media.

The picture tweeted by an Uber driver Erika Betts visited the company’s Greenlight Hub office in Providence, Rhode Island where she found the segregation.

Her caption read: “The Uber hub in my market has designated bathrooms. Not for male/female, but for partner & employee. Anyone else think it’s strange that Uber views partners & employees as two separate classes of people?”

The image evoked outrage with many calling it a blatant example of classism.

Even Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Uber for the separate bathrooms.

Following the outrage Uber which has been accused of discrimination against drivers, responded to the controversy stating the practice was against the company’s policies.

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