The jury found that the electric car maker did not take reasonable steps to prevent racial harassment of agency worker Owen Diaz. In 2015 and 2016 he worked as an elevator operator at the Tesla plant in Fremont.
Tesla told employees that the court dealt with racial insults in the factory and racist graffiti on toilets. She also said that Diaz complained about harassment three times and that the company interfered each time.
we are different
“Although we firmly believe that these facts do not justify a jury’s verdict in San Francisco, we acknowledge that we were not perfect in 2015 and 2016,” Tesla wrote.
She added that since Diaz worked at the company, she has undergone a number of changes. Among other things, it has established teams that will investigate employee complaints and ensure equal opportunity for employees in the company.
– Marlowe Stern (MarlowNYC) October 5, 2021
According to a report published last year, it turns out that black employees make up only four percent of the company’s CEOs.
According to her, blacks also represent only about ten percent of Tesla’s employees across the United States, Reuters writes.
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