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Tesla has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit with former employee Owen Diaz after a protracted legal battle.  After filing a lawsuit in 2017, Diaz was awarded a staggering $137 million in 2022. However, US District Court Judge William Orrick reduced this to $15 million and then to $3.2 million.  The settlement terms remain confidential but mark the end of a lawsuit that revealed disturbing practices within Tesla’s Fremont factory. Diaz vs. Tesla Diaz, who worked as a freight elevator operator for less than a year starting in June 2015, encountered

Owen Diaz, a Black former worker at Tesla’s Fremont factory, has seen his payout in a racial bias lawsuit against Tesla reduced from $15 million to $3.2 million. Yesterday, after a week-long trial, a federal jury found that Tesla failed to prevent severe racial harassment at its flagship assembly plant in Fremont, California. Tesla has been ordered to pay Owen Diaz $175,000 in damages for emotional distress and $3 million in punitive damages. From $137M to $15M In the past year alone, Tesla has faced at least ten lawsuits from

Tesla’s request for a retrial following a Black worker’s racism verdict has been denied.  Tesla’s retrial denied  According to reports, Tesla’s attempts were denied by District Judge William Orrick, despite the company requesting a new trial over liability and damages brought to the case by Black worker Owen Diaz.  The car giant has attempted to overturn the racism verdict, but the court still denied their advances.  The exact reason Judge William Orrick refused to give Tesla a retrial is unknown. Still, considering the past accusations, those who have experienced racial