Tesla accused of racial discrimination in lawsuit

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Owen Diaz and his son, Demetric, left to right, talk about their lawsuit against Tesla at their attorney's office in Oakland, California, on Thursday, 21 September, 2017.

Vaughn's suit claims Tesla employees and supervisors continue to make racist comments and engage in racist behaviour - including routine use of the N-word - and little is done to stem the harassment.

Former Tesla employee Marcus Vaughn who worked at the company's Fremont, California factory claimed in a lawsuit that black workers were racially profiled at the company.

The company is also facing lawsuits accusing it of discrimination against gay and older workers.

In addition to asking for an order for Tesla to implement policies to prevent and correct the alleged harassment, the employees are seeking unspecified general and punitive monetary damages. Vaughn said he complained in writing to human resources and Musk and was terminated in late October for "not having a positive attitude".

Tesla doesn't do enough to stamp out the rampant racial discrimination at the electric vehicle's factories, according to a lawsuit several black employees filed Monday.

Almost one-third of Tesla's workforce, about 10,000 employees in all, is based at the Fremont plant that houses three product lines: the Model S battery-sedan, the Model X battery-SUV, and the new Model 3.

According to Bloomberg, Vaughn referenced an email to employees from founder and chief executive Elon Musk in his complaint.

The company rejected the claims and stated the decision was based on worker performance reviews.

"Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of a historically less represented group", Musk's email reads.

A complaint filed following the dismissal of some pro-union employees has led to a preliminary investigation by the NLRB. "Sometimes these things happen unintentionally, in which case you should apologize". Tesla subsequently dismissed him, he claimed, alleging Ferro had been injured and, he said, telling him that there is "no place for handicapped people at Tesla". "In fairness, if someone is a jerk to you, but sincerely apologises, it is important to be thick-skinned and accept the apology".

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.

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