Duston guests on NPR to discuss new women-only car service SheRides

Duston guests on NPR to discuss new women-only car service SheRides
Could women-only taxi service catch on in the US? SheRides finds out
September 10, 2014
89.3 KPCC

Robert Duston, co-chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits practice, was a guest on Southern California’s NPR station KPCC to discuss the legality of a proposed new car service. The service is called SheRides in New York City and SheTaxis in Westchester County and Long Island and it is scheduled to open for business on September 16.  It uses an app to connect women taxi drivers with women passengers.

Rob stated that the legality of such a service will depend on “whether male drivers are disadvantaged in the number and types of fares they can get.”  If it can be proven that women are more generous tippers and men are excluded from opportunities to drive them, SheRides might face an actionable claim.  They key, Rob pointed out, is to look at the state laws governing women-only clubs.

To listen to the full interview click here.