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Kelly Pelletz, of Charlton, Mass. Kelly and her husband, Michael Pelletz, are launching the service this summer, featuring female drivers picking up solely women and children passengers.Palo Alto Women Webcams
BOSTON — Ride-hailing companies catering Albuquerque it out women only to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory? In Massachusetts, Chariot for Women is promising to launch ot service featuring female drivers picking up only women and children. Michael Pelletz, a former Uber driver, said he started the company with his wife, Kelly, in response to instances of drivers for ride-hailing services charged with assaulting female passengers.
Fernando Mateo, who co-founded the company with his wife, Stella, said the company put the brakes on its planned launch in after spending tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees as activists and male drivers threatened to sue.
The company settled one challenge, he said.Athletic Guy Looking For An Older Woman
When the company re-launches as SheHails, men will be permitted as drivers and passengers. It will be left to female drivers to accept male passengers, and for female passengers to accept rides from male drivers. While taxis driven by and for women are common in Dubai and India, such businesses would likely run Albuquerque it out women only of anti-discrimination laws in the U.Girls Looking For Sex In Lillehammer Online
On the employment side, the federal Civil Rights Act bans gender-based hiring except when lAbuquerque essential. Prisons, for example, have been permitted to hire female guards in select situations, but the airline industry was famously ordered to end the practice of hiring only women as flight attendants in a U.
Supreme Court ruling.
Whether the civil rights law applies is also an open question. The U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces the law, declined to comment on the legality of women-only ride-hailing services.Women Looking For Sex Boca Del Rio
But those too, have exceptions. Stronger background checks on drivers and regular monitoring of current ones might be a better approach, he suggested.
Female ride-hailing users in the Boston area interviewed by The Associated Press had mixed feelings. You have to trust your instincts. Follow Philip Marcelo at twitter.
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