A thirty-three-year-old woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by an Uber driver has launched a first of its kind lawsuit against the controversial minicab app firm. According to reports in The Sun, an unnamed woman is suing the San Francisco transport giants for damages believed to be between £30,000 and £50,000 in the UK courts.
Papers have been filed by lawyers at London’s High Court, who are claiming that Uber are liable for its driver’s actions.
The passenger is said to have hailed the car on the Uber app in December 2015 after a night out in Leeds and alleges the driver groped her breasts on two occasions. Lawyers representing the passenger say that the incident has left the woman fearful, humiliated and suffering psychiatric problems according to reports. This legal case is seen as the first of its kind to appear in the UK and could open the door to similar future claims against private hire operators.