The California Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that overturned a law that allowed Uber and Lyft drivers in the state to refuse to provide sexual services to passengers.
Uber and Lyft argued that California’s “convenient consent” law, passed in 2015, violated the constitutional rights of drivers who choose to operate in the Golden State.
The decision by the state’s top court is the latest setback for Uber and its drivers, who have been fighting to keep the ride-hailing service in California.
Uber said Tuesday that it is considering appeal.
The ruling is the third blow for Uber in the last few months, as Uber has been fined by California regulators for failing to pay drivers and has had its drivers banned in the city of Los Angeles.
Uber has argued that it has been forced to shut down in Los Angeles because of its strict regulations.
The company has been fighting a ban in San Francisco.