By Tyler Durden
Poor Elon Musk just can’t catch a break. After admitting that Tesla hasn’t yet figured out how to weld (a fairly critical task for auto OEMs), blowing through Model 3 production deadlines (which probably had something to do with rumors that ‘the most advanced auto OEM in the world” was making components by hand), and firing 100’s of employees, the embattled company now finds itself locked in yet another employee lawsuit…this time filed by over 100 black employees alleging racial discrimination.
Filed in the Superior Court in Alameda County, Musk’s latest legal nightmare alleges, among other things, that his Fremont manufacturing facility is a “hotbed for racist behavior” in which employees and supervisors “regularly use the ‘N word.'” Per Bloomberg:
Tesla Inc.’s production floor is a “hotbed for racist behavior,” more than 100 African-American employees claimed in a lawsuit in which they alleged black workers at the electric carmaker suffer severe and pervasive harassment.
The employees are seeking permission from a judge to sue as a group and are seeking unspecified general and punitive monetary damages as well as an order for Tesla to implement policies to prevent and correct harassment.
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