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Delivery companies settle with Arizona AG over discrimination claims

Jun 3, 2021, 4:55 AM | Updated: 7:16 am
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(Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Three food delivery companies have settled with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office over allegations of discriminatory practices from offering price distinctions based on a restaurant owner’s race.

Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash last summer waived delivery fees for Black-owned restaurants.

Brnovich says this violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act because the companies discriminated against non-Black-owned businesses – even if it was a goodwill gesture.

“These policies were implemented maybe as part of their social signaling or wokeness during the heightened unrest,” Brnovich told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

“You cannot end discrimination with more discrimination. You cannot right racism through more corporate discrimination or political intimidation.”

The legal settlements stop the companies from waiving fees based on a restaurant owner’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry.

“Progress requires us working together so that everyone is treated with dignity and respect,” Brnovich said. “No company, no matter who they are, can create financial incentives to businesses based on race.”

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Delivery companies settle with Arizona AG over discrimination claims