Tesla Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Investigation
Gibbs Law Group is investigating allegations of sexual harassment at Tesla after a female employee filed a lawsuit against the company. If you experienced sexual harassment or gender discrimination while working at Tesla, we are here to listen and help.
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Lawsuit: Tesla is a "hostile work environment" where sexual harassment is "rampant"
In a 2021 lawsuit, a female employee who worked at Tesla’s Fremont plant alleges that her coworkers engaged in sexual harassment, which included sexist language and physical groping, as well as other abusive behavior. In addition to this harassment, the lawsuit also alleges that overseeing managers and supervisors were aware of the harassment and did nothing to protect employees.
The lawsuit also states that Tesla subjects female employees to “nightmarish conditions of rampant sexual harassment,” and further describes the factory floor as reminiscent of “a crude, archaic construction site or frat house.” In a statement provided to The Verge, the employee who filed the lawsuit added:
“Nearly every day for three years, my female coworkers and I were objectified, threatened, touched, and propositioned on the factory floor.”
Similarly, The Guardian reported that at a 2017 town hall meeting, a female Tesla worker described parts of the Tesla factory as a “predator zone” for sexual harassment.
Lawsuits accuse Tesla of gender discrimination, racial harassment, and unequal pay
According to The Guardian and NPR, other recent lawsuits filed by employees against Tesla have included additional claims, such as gender discrimination in granting promotions, retaliation against employees when complaints against these practices are made, and racial harassment.
Though Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not named in the recent 2021 lawsuit, in an interview with The Washington Post, the female Tesla employee pointed to crude tweets from Musk and asserted that the “culture of harassment came straight from the top.”
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