Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Racial Bias Lawsuits 'Tearing Down Tesla'

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"In fairness, if someone is a jerk to you, but sincerely apologises, it is important to be thick-skinned and accept the apology".

Last month, three African-American contract workers sued Tesla alleging that it permitted racial harassment and discrimination, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A representative for Musk did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Elon Musk's company was hit Monday with a class-action lawsuit calling the same Fremont plant a "hotbed for racist behavior".

Three more cases were filed in October, all based on racism, and allege that coworkers used racial slurs and made racist drawings.

On Oct. 31, Vaughn was sacked for "not having a positive attitude".

Tesla has 33,000 employees worldwide, and approximately 10,000 of them work at the Fremont, Calif. assembly plant, according to Bloomberg News.

In February, an ex-employee named AJ Vandermeyden filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company, stating she had been the victim of repeated instances of sexual harassment and that she was paid less than her male counterparts.

The suit also says that in July this year, black workers at Tesla's Fremont factory sent a note to Tesla's HR business partner Rose Sanson and CEO Elon Musk detailing the kinds of harassment they were experiencing.

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A lawsuit filed by a former employee on Monday alleges that USA automaker Tesla Inc.'s California production plant is a "hotbed for racist behavior" where black employees were called racial slurs.

In his lawsuit, Vaugh mentioned that employees and supervisors used the "N-Word" on a regular basis around Vaugh, and drew racist graffiti on cardboard boxes.

He says he complained in writing to human resources officials, but the company never investigated his claims.

His legal complaint included a memo it said was from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to employees on May 31, according to Bloomberg.

"Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of [a] historically less represented group", wrote Musk. His lawsuit seeks unspecified damages under a California anti-discrimination law.

There are other lawsuits filed against Tesla claiming the company failed to give proper notice when firing hundreds of employees, claims of anti-LGBTQ harassment, a complaint for a female engineer alleging harassment, and a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board defending employee claims that the company attempted to shut down a unionization effort. "Sometimes these things happen unintentionally, in which case you should apologize". Moran stated that other employees were also considering unionizing and had reached out to UAW for help.

Tesla has denied those claims as well.

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