A 33-year-old African-American computer engineer who turned down a job at Apple in order to work for Uber, five months later, killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tragic outcome has led to a lawsuit. His widow contends Uber’s intense work culture was at fault. Richard Richardson is representing the family. The case stands for the principle that even in high tech employees are entitled to basic human rights and that employers respect all labor laws. The case is ongoing, as are dozens of the other employment rights and victims rights cases brought by Siegal and Richardson on behalf of their clients.
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