Uber on Thursday heavily criticized a court decision that stopped its operations in Nevada, but said it would not be giving up on the state.
San Francisco-based Uber, which was valued at $18 billion in its most recent financing, on Tuesday was hit by a preliminary injunction from a Washoe County judge that temporarily prevents the ride-sharing firm from operating statewide.
Uber characterized the ruling as a holiday burden for workers in Nevada.
"It's unfortunate that Nevada is the first state in the nation to temporarily suspend Uber. That means nearly 1,000 jobs just disappeared overnight, and those residents lost their ability to earn a living," Eva Behrend, a spokesperson for the company, told CNBC.
"On Thanksgiving, when Nevadans should be celebrating with family, now many are worried about how they're going to pay their bills," she said.
Uber has claimed in the past that its drivers make more than the drivers of regular taxis, though Uber faced strikes in September and October from drivers protesting their income.
"We remain committed to working with Nevada's leaders to create a permanent regulatory framework that affords Nevadans the flexibility and innovation offered by Uber," Behrend said.