Verge: $TSLA's New Racial Discrimination Law

Verge headline: Tesla is facing yet another racial discrimination lawsuit

Sub-headline: A group of Black employees claim Tesla did nothing to stop racism in the workplace

By Emma Roth Jul 3, 2022, 12:59pm EDT…

The lawsuit claims management also took part in the harassment, “ignored repeated complaints and reports” regarding the issue, and retaliated against workers “for reporting and complaining about the discrimination.” One former worker, Jasmin Wilson, claims she was sexually and racially harassed by her coworkers and managers. Her managers allegedly did nothing to report the discrimination and instead established policies targeting Wilson in retaliation for her complaints.

Another worker, Nathaniel Aziel Gonsalves, claims he was suddenly fired after nine years at Tesla in retaliation for continually reporting racial discrimination at the company. Several other workers claim they were denied promotions on the basis of race, as well as given the “most physically demanding” jobs at Tesla.

This most recent lawsuit is just one of many targeting Tesla for alleged racial discrimination and other forms of workplace harassment. Last year, a Black former elevator operator won his case that accused Tesla of not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination — he was awarded a reduced payout of $15 million. The company also reportedly paid $1 million to an employee who claimed the company did nothing after he was called a racial slur by his supervisor.