This week, Uber’s parent company, Uber Technologies, announced that it was temporarily suspending the ride-hailing app.
In a blog post on Wednesday, the company said that it had received “several reports of violence and threats against drivers, and we are taking action immediately to address this.”
Uber added that it has “conducted a full review of its policies, processes and processes.”
The move follows a series of incidents in recent months that have left drivers across the U.S. feeling marginalized and threatened by a company that has, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation, been accused of sexual harassment and other discriminatory behavior.
The New York Times reported on a spate of sexual misconduct allegations against Uber drivers last week, which included sexual assault, stalking, and rape.
Uber also faced an ongoing lawsuit in the U and New York over allegations of sexual assault.
In the wake of the incidents, some drivers and other drivers’ groups have called for a boycott of the company.
The company said on Wednesday that it would “continue to work closely with partners and partners’ partners to help them understand and address these issues.”
In addition to Uber, Uber drivers also have had issues with Lyft, Lyft’s competitor, in recent weeks.
In May, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was fired from Lyft after the company admitted to having a “systemic problem” with the way it handles reports of harassment.
In response, Lyft announced a “zero tolerance” policy for harassment.
“We are working with Uber to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a statement.
Lyft, which was founded in 2012 by former Google executive Kevin Systrom, has been criticized for the company’s slow response to harassment claims.
On Wednesday, Lyft also announced a series to help drivers and riders report harassment.
Lyft is also planning to launch a new app to help riders identify other drivers who have been harassed.
Lyft said it has launched the Uber-to-Lyft app, which is currently available in select markets.