Uber driver ‘suspended’ over claims he told passengers ‘I don’t take Jews’
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Uber driver ‘suspended’ over claims he told passengers ‘I don’t take Jews’

The app has reportedly suspended a driver from using the taxi app, after two men claimed he cancelled a journey, after saying “I don’t take Jews.”

Screenshot of the Uber driver's profile
Screenshot of the Uber driver's profile

Uber has reportedly suspended a driver from using the taxi app, after two men claimed he cancelled a journey, after saying “I don’t take Jews.”

Sam Adler, 30, told Jewish News he was with his business partner in Wembley High Road, when he ordered an Uber back to the office on Monday afternoon.

“The guy dropped his passenger off and turned the car around and said ‘I don’t take Jews’ and sped off,” Adler said.

Adler, who wears a kippah, says he was “shocked” by the experience and reported the incident to Uber, who reportedly blocked the driver from using the app and contacted the Met Police.

Speaking to Jewish News, Adler said he has been in touch with a solicitor and is hoping to receive compensation from the app.

In a statement, an Uber spokesperson said “what has been described is totally unacceptable,” adding “Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination.”

The spokesperson added: “We have been in contact with this rider to offer our support.

“As soon as we are made aware of these situations we remove a driver’s access from the app and report them to the Metropolitan Police.”

 

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