Tesla Sued Over Alleged Use of N-Word Against Black Worker
- Autor: Monte Muniz Nov 15, 2017,
Nov 15, 2017, 3:03
"In light of CEO Musk's message to employees that racist epithets can be directed 'unintentionally' and that it is 'important to be thick-skinned, ' it is not surprising that the Tesla Factory has become a hotbed for racist behavior", the suit said.
Other recent lawsuits filed against Tesla include claims that the company failed to give proper notice when laying off hundreds of workers, claims concerning anti-LGTBQ harassment, a complaint from a woman engineer alleging harassment, and a complaint from the National Labour Relations Board defending employee claims that Tesla attempted to suppress a unionization effort.
According to Vaughn's lawsuit, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told Tesla factory employees in May that when they were faced with harassment they should, basically, suck it up.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Marcus Vaughn, who worked in the Fremont factory from April 23 to Oct. 31.
In the legal complaint, Vaughn v. Tesla Inc.in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including managers, routinely used derogatory and discriminatory language against African-American workers.
Vaughn's lawsuit took issue with the purported response from the Tesla chief to problems in the workplace. A study by the Kapor Center earlier this year found that around 40 percent of surveyed former tech workers said "unfairness or mistreatment" influenced their decision to leave their job.
"The law doesn't require you to have a thick skin", Organ said in an interview Monday. At least one other suit by a black worker was sent to arbitration and hasn't resulted in any updated measures. The stock is also testing support in the $300-$310 area, which has provided a round-number foothold and is home to a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the equity's rally from late 2016 to its September 2017 peak. "It's somewhat akin to saying 'stop being politically correct.' When you have a diverse workforce, you need to take steps to make sure everyone feels welcome in that workforce", he explained. So, while it was working on generating the capital and buzz for its Model 3, automakers like GM pounced, and introduced their own electric cars.