Uber Eats offered free delivery for Black-owned restaurants and now the company is being accused of discrimination.
Uber got over 8,500 complaints after the company waived the fee over the summer, TechCrunch reported.
In June, amid the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, Uber announced it would waive the delivery fee for small Black-owned restaurants in order to bring customers to their businesses and support the Black community.
The policy started as a way to uplift the Black community and was extended through the rest of the year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshah said.
Now non-Black restaurant owners aren’t happy that their customers still have to pay for delivery.
One of the complaints Uber Eats received said the company is charging “discriminatory delivery fees” based on the restaurant owner’s race. It also accused Uber of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, which is a law in California that bans discrimination.
Uber spokesperson Meghan Casserly said in a statement to FOX Business, the company is still planning to keep up the policy for the rest of the year.
“We’re proud to support Black-owned businesses with this initiative, as we know they’ve disproportionately been impacted by the health crisis,” Casserly said. “We heard loud and clear from consumers this was a feature they wanted – and we’ll continue to make it a priority.”