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.
Siri, show me what classism looks like: https://t.co/vUM7Fe7tJz
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 5, 2019
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.
Hi Erika – I looked into this. This is not our policy and it's absolutely unacceptable. The signs are coming down today.
— Andrew Macdonald (@andrewgordonmac) December 4, 2019