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Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturing company, SpaceX, is facing a class action lawsuit for alleged wage discrimination based on gender and race. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that SpaceX systematically pays its women and minority employees less than their white male counterparts for equivalent job roles. Same work, different pay Ashley Foltz, a propulsion engineer at SpaceX, joined the company in September 2022. She was hired at a salary of $92,000, while her white male counterparts with similar or less experience were offered as much

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against electric car maker Telsa for tolerating widespread and racial harassment of Black employees. Widespread Racism and Retaliation The lawsuit claims that Tesla violated federal law by tolerating widespread and ongoing racial harassment of its Black employees and subjecting some workers to retaliation for opposing the harassment. According to the suit, from at least 2015 to the present, Black employees at Telsa’s Fremont, California manufacturing facilities have routinely endured racial abuse, stereotyping, and hostility. They have also been subjected

A Black former assembly line staffer at Tesla is seeking to add almost 240 other workers to his 2017 lawsuit against the electric vehicle manufacturer which he described as a “hotbed for racist behavior.” A pattern and practice of race discrimination Marcus Vaughn, who formerly worked at Tesla’s Fremont factory in California, claims that Tesla allowed a “pattern and practice of race discrimination,” as per Bloomberg. In response to Vaughn’s initial filing, Tesla published a blog post titled “Hotbed of Misinformation. The company denied wrongdoing, stating it had investigated the allegations and fired

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

In response to a racial bias case against electric vehicle-maker Tesla, a countersuit action has been put in place against the agency responsible.  The case filed in state court in Alameda County claims the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) took “underground regulations” in its investigations of Tesla’s factory.  The most popular vehicle maker said they were not given adequate notice of the claims or time to resolve the dispute, which violates state law.  As we previously reported, the CRD sued Tesla earlier this year after workers claimed the organization racially

On Wednesday, a California state agency filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla Inc of tolerating discrimination against Black workers at an assembly plant, mirroring claims in several other pending cases against the electric-car maker, the Wall Street Journal reported. The California agency said that it had received “hundreds of complaints from workers” and found evidence that the Fremont factory is a “segregated workplace where black workers are subjected to racial slurs and discriminated against in job assignments, discipline, pay and promotion creating a hostile work environment,” said the agency’s director, Kevin Kish,

Former Tesla factory worker Kaylen Barker filed a lawsuit against the company on Tuesday alleging that she suffered racist abuse and a physical assault from a coworker. In the lawsuit seen by Business Insider – she reportedly says that Tesla failed to address the abuse and retaliated against her after she reported it. “I was violated physically, mentally, and emotionally because I am an African American lesbian,” Barker said in a statement provided to Insider via her attorney. The suit against Tesla and staffing company Staffmark alleges that in September

Tesla HR chief Valerie Capers Workman is leaving the company, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Workman first became Tesla’s head of HR in 2020 and was among the most senior Black executives at the company. She first joined the company in 2018 as an attorney in its legal department but now she’s set to join Handshake, the career network firm, as a chief legal officer. In the internal email seen by Bloomberg, Workman compared her experience at Tesla with that of her time in track and field

A jury has ordered Tesla to pay nearly $137 million in damages to a former Black employee after it was found to have ignored his racist abuse claims while working at its California factory. Owen Diaz, first hired through a recruitment agency, worked as a freight elevator operator between June 2015 and July 2016 at the manufacturer’s Fremont plant in the San Francisco Bay area. And according to documents, during his tenure, he suffered racist slurs, including the “n-word” and a hostile work environment. “Tesla’s progressive image was a facade