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Uber Faces ‘End of the Road’ in U.K. Battle Over Employee Status

  • London cases put company’s biggest European market at risk
  • Hearing on drivers’ employment status starts Tuesday
Uber Technologies Inc. Operations As Judges Take Aim At Gig Economy
Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Uber Technologies Inc. is bracing for a long summer of legal battles that could see the end of its reign in London and entitle its drivers to a long list of workers’ rights.

A dispute over whether its drivers should continue to be classified as self-employed begins Tuesday at the U.K.’s Supreme Court. In a second legal clash scheduled for September, Uber will appeal the loss of its operating license in the capital, its biggest European market.