Tesla hasn’t been in a perfect light as of late. Many company employees feel pressured by CEO Elon Musk and are either voluntarily quitting or outright getting terminated for not following the company’s strict non-remote work policy. Now, a new lawsuit could potentially add more fuel to this already burning fire.
According to a report from Reuters, multiple employees have come out and said they were victims of racist harassment and abuse at the company. The 15 current and former employees have filed a lawsuit against Tesla, claiming that they were made the subjects of racist slurs. It should be noted that all the employees are people of color.
The new suit also alleges that he was demoted for missing work after testing positive for COVID-19. In addition, another incident that involved a former employee being told that it’s “rare” for black workers to last long in the company is also a point of contention. The lawsuit is just one of several legal actions against the company.
In 2017, a former operator at Tesla turned down a $15 million award in a racism lawsuit. The decision led the door open for a new trial. In 2020, it was revealed that only 4% of the leadership in the company are African American.
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