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>> Uber lost its latest legal battle Wednesday over whether its British drivers are workers or self-employed. The decision could ultimately jeopardize the app's highly successful business model. As workers, their taxi staff would get rights to minimum wage, paid holiday, and rest breaks. Two Uber drivers in the UK successfully fought the firm at a tribunal in 2016 arguing it exerted significant control over them to provide an efficient on-demand service, too significant for them to be considered self-employed.
They therefore demanded workers' privileges. Uber went to the appeal court, but on Wednesday, judges there rejected the Silicone Valley firm's argument and upheld the previous ruling. Uber's standing it's ground, though, intending to appeal the verdict again in the Supreme Court. The multi-billion dollar taxi service has faced protests, regulatory crackdowns and global license losses.
But still continues to expand.