An Israeli diplomat in Chicago said he was thrown out of an Uber on Thursday night when the driver heard him speaking Hebrew.
Itay Milner, Israel’s deputy consul general in Chicago, posted on Facebook that it was one of the worst experiences of his life.
“I was just thrown out of an Uber in the middle of the highway only because I answered my phone in my mother tongue,” he posted.
Uber launched an investigation into the matter and posted a response to to Milner’s complaint
“Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination. We are reaching out to the rider to extend our support for the experience he described here,” the company said, according to local station CBS Chicago News. “As soon as we were made aware of this, we removed the driver’s access from the app as we look further into this.”
Read more at Times of Israel.