A labor discrimination case against Tesla is expected to move to trial next week.
According to Bloomberg, about 10,000 people work in Tesla’s Fremont, California plant. While the city and its surroundings are among the most diverse in the United States, some Tesla employees have claimed the company does not treat its workers equally.
Owen Diaz, a Tesla contractor, filed a lawsuit against the company several years ago. In it, Diaz—who is African-American—claimed factory management regularly harassed him and other minority workers. Diaz says that some shift supervisors regularly used the “n-word” while speaking to and about Black employees.
Diaz says that other Tesla workers were abusive, too. Diaz claims that co-workers told him to “go back to Africa,” and drew racist caricatures and sketches inside bathroom stalls and on the sides of cardboard boxes.
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