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Justice Department Sues Uber over “Wait Time” Fees

Photo of an older person using a wheelchair. The photo focuses on the back of the wheelchair, which has room for a backpack. The wheels of the chair are the most prominent part of the photo. Photo by Steve Buissine from Pixabay.
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Uber’s “wait time” fees discriminate against people who have disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. According to the Department of Justice, Uber’s practice of charging wait time fees based on disability have harmed many passengers and potential passengers with disabilities throughout the country.

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