Tesla workfloor a hotbed for racist behaviour, says ex-employee in lawsuit

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"Although Tesla stands out as a groundbreaking company at the forefront of the electric car revolution, its standard operating procedure at the Tesla factory is pre-Civil Rights era race discrimination", the employee said in the complaint, filed Monday in California's Alameda County Superior Court.

According to the employee, he is one of the over 100 African-American Tesla workers affected and is seeking permission from a judge to sue on behalf of the group.

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. He complained to Tesla's human resources department and was fired in October for "not having a positive attitude".

Musk told Gizmodo that the confidentiality agreements Tesla workers are made to sign were drawn up to stop advance product leaks to the press.

"Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of [a] historically less represented group", Musk wrote in an email. Further, these two trendlines are converging in the $320-$330 area, which is where TSLA was trading before its last earnings bear gap, and an area that's acted as both support and resistance for the past few months.

A representative for Musk did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Vaughn alleged in the lawsuit that his supervisors and co-workers routinely called him the n-word shortly after he started his job. That said, an alleged spy shot of the Tesla Semi in transit circulated online a few weeks ago. At least one other suit by a black worker was sent to arbitration and hasn't resulted in any updated measures.

In March, another Black employee alleging he was sexually harassed, racially harassed and racially discriminated against at the Fremont facility.

Vaughn's lawsuit seeks certification as a class-action, to bring in current and former African-American Tesla factory workers. He said he was fired in October. "It's somewhat akin to saying 'stop being politically correct.' When you have a diverse workforce, you need to take steps to make sure everyone feels welcome in that workforce", he explained.

Some of the harassment she suffered included "inappropriate language, whistling, and catcalls", which she experienced on the factory floor.

NEW YORK - DEC 14, 2016: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seen in the lobby of Trump Tower on December 14, 2016, in New York.