ReutersAug 13, 2020 00:18:02 IST
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc
A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber and rival Lyft Inc
Several hundred thousand "gig" workers, including many at ride-hailing companies and app-based food delivery services, are affected by the law known as Assembly Bill 5 ("AB5"), which took effect on Jan. 1.
The shutdown would irreparably harm Uber and the people who rely on its rides operations to generate income, the company said in its court filing on Tuesday.
"If the court doesn't reconsider, then in California, it's hard to believe we'll be able to switch our model to full-time employment quickly," Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi was quoted as saying by CNBC on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
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