Manjang v Uber Eats UK Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    Case No: 3206212/2021
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Race Discrimination; Harassment; Artificial Intelligence

Background:

The claimant is a black male of African descent. He commenced work as an Ubereats food delivery driver on 29th November 2019. The claim relates to the introduction of Microsoft facial recognition software. It requires drivers to take real time photograph of themselves for verification when using the app.  The photograph is checked against the account picture. It is prerequisite for accessing the app and accessing the work. 

The basis of the claim is that the facial recognition software places people from ethnic minority groups at a disadvantage regarding false positive/negative results. The claimant was notified in April 2021 of his permanent suspension from the

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This article is correct at 30/08/2023
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