Uber Under Fire in the UK
Uber is under scrutiny yet again for its shady business practices. The city of London banned the US-based company for many of its policies. To the trained eye, it’s no major surprise. Uber flouted some local ordinances and British law for years. The company almost relished getting away with things no other company could. Now the bell tolls for Uber.
Uber is not only banned from Britain’s capital but also faces a closer look for many of its other practices. Its shady way of hiring and retaining employees is also under fire, the Guardian reported. Now Uber’s London transport license is no more and pending appeal.
Part of a Wider Issue?
However, Uber doesn’t seem to be mending its ways. Furthermore, this comes after some issues in the United States and beyond for the company’s disrespect of local laws. Several drivers assaulted passengers– including sexual assault. Each one is a severe issue that needs to be addressed by the company.
So, what is Uber’s next move? Sad to say, experts, don’t know. The ridesharing company appears to double down. Furthermore, it flouts local, state, and national regs. All of these are a potential danger for the passenger and those on the road.
Take, for example, the fact that Uber does not require a close look at a driver’s record. While they review their license, some Uber drivers are convicted felons. In other cases, the Uber driver is a very poor motorist.
When you get into a car with such a driver, this isn’t clear. Each state and city has a job to do: to ensure the safety of their citizens and visitors. Uber makes that job harder every step of the way. Perhaps London’s ban is a significant step towards the company’s future reform or fall. Both might be necessary.