Uber is expected to pay a $50 million settlement to settle a sexual harassment complaint from an employee who accused the company of pressuring her to meet him for drinks, court papers obtained by BuzzFeed News show.
The agreement is one of many civil settlements reached with Uber since its founder, Travis Kalanick, was fired from the company last year after an internal investigation found that the ride-hailing company had violated the company’s policies and had repeatedly discriminated against women.
The company is expected pay a total of $1.5 billion to settle the claims.
The settlement will be paid to two employees of Uber’s transportation division, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The former employee, who requested anonymity, alleged that Kalanicks personal assistant, who is also an Uber employee, pressured her into having a sexual encounter with Kalanands personal assistant in April 2017, according the filing.
The former employee also alleged that she met Kalanandis personal assistant at a restaurant in Los Angeles and the two had consensual sex, according documents filed by the company with the Securities and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
Uber had been under scrutiny for its treatment of women in the workplace, including the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Kalananis personal secretary.
The case against Uber has sparked a social media backlash and a public outcry from many who have criticized Kalananiks leadership, including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Kalananeys personal assistant was also fired from Uber last year.
The two former employees of transportation who worked for Uber are not named in the documents.
Kalans personal assistant also did not respond to a request for comment.