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Uber Technologies Inc. is taking steps to make it easier for survivors of sexual harassment and assault to come forward and make their voices heard.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Tuesday morning it would eliminate the requirement of arbitration clauses for any employee, driver or rider who says they have experienced sexual harassment or assault. And it will not require any survivors to sign on to nondisclosure agreements if they wish to speak out about their claims.

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Stephanie Forshee

Stephanie Forshee is based in New York. She covers retail, fintech and in-house legal departments.

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