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Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging people with disabilities wait time fees if they took longer to enter an Uber vehicle due to their disability. Please read the Justice Department’s press release on the lawsuit to learn more. Please share this notice with your network and take action if you were charged wait time fees.

From the press release:

If you believe you have been a victim of disability discrimination by Uber because you, or someone you were traveling with, were charged wait time fees, please contact 833-591-0425 (toll-free), 202-305-6786, or send an email to [email protected]. For more information on the ADA, please call the department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (TDD 800-514-0383) or visit For more information on the Civil Rights Division, please visit