Six Women Sue Tesla For Its “Culture” Of Sexual Harassment
Six women filed lawsuits in California on Tuesday against the luxury electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, which they accused of promoting a culture of sexual harassment at its assembly plant in the town of Fremont, in the same state.
The newspaper “The Washington Post” said that the six women held positions in the assembly plant or service center company in Fremont and all their males were accused of sexual harassment.
In some cases, when they denounced the behavior of their colleagues, female employees claim that they were transferred from their jobs to other positions. Several of them reported that they suffered depression and anxiety as a result of the alleged harassment.
In November, another Fremont employee filed a lawsuit against Tesla for the same reasons, accusing the company of fostering a climate of sexual harassment at the assembly plant.
According to the plaintiff, in that case, Jessica Barraza, her colleagues made vulgar comments about her physique and she even suffered touching.
Barraza reported the situation to Tesla’s Human Resources department, but according to his complaint, the company did not act against the alleged perpetrators of the harassment.
Following Barraza’s lawsuit, the Johnson Fistel law firm, which is unrelated to the allegations filed so far against Tesla, said in a statement that it is investigating lawsuits against “some executives and directors” of Tesla.
The firm noted that Tesla shareholders can have a legal case so that the company does not suffer consequences by holding “company executives and directors ” personally liable for “alleged damage caused. “
The law firm also indicated that shareholders “can help reform the company’s corporate governance to prevent future misconduct.”
In October 2020, a judge ordered Tesla to pay $ 137 million to another company employee in Fremont, Owen Diaz, for the racism, discrimination, and harassment he suffered at his job.