Airbnb sued over racial discrimination

Published on : Saturday, May 21, 2016

indexAirbnb, a San Francisco-based short term rental service, has been sued on Tuesday, by Gregory Seldon, a 25-year-old African American from Washington, D.C. Gregory alleged that the start-up chose to ignore his complaint when his booking was denied because of his colour.

 

 

Seldon was denied by the company of a service in March 2015. But, when he created two fake profiles with photos of white men, his booking was accepted by the host. When he questioned the company, he received a comment instead of an apology. “It’s a disappointment people like you always victimize yourselves solely on the basis of skin color,” they commented.

 

 

As per the lawsuit, Airbnb denied Seldon “full and equal enjoyment” of lodging and services due to his skin-colour. This lawsuit is not the only time when Airbnb got associated with discrimination.

 

 

After the lawsuit was filed, Airbnb stated that they are trying to address the issues.

 

 

Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas said, “While we do not comment on pending litigation, we strongly believe that racial discrimination is unacceptable and it flies in the face of our mission to bring people together.”

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 mice-arabia 18
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 10 miceforum 18
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com