Tesla Is Getting Sued For Sexual Harassment

For nearly a year now, Tesla has been under litigation after seven women said they experience sexual harassment at the automaker’s workplaces.
Written by Andrew Koole
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Oct 3, 2022
Tesla
continues to be under fire for the way its employees are treated. Last year, a judge ordered the company to pay a black former employee $137 million in damages because of racial abuse he experienced at the Fremont, California plant.
A month later, a female ex-worker filed a
lawsuit against Tesla
, accusing the company of doing nothing after she accused coworkers of sexual harassment. A second suit was filed a month after that with six other women making similar claims.
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Harassment went unchecked at Tesla plant in Fremont, California

In November 2021, a woman who used to work at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Fremont sued the automaker, claiming that coworkers routinely made sexual comments about her and touched her inappropriately while she worked and that nothing happened after she told her supervisors.
Only a month later, a second lawsuit was filed, this time including six other female plaintiffs.
Rolling Stone
says the current and former employees received cat calls and unwanted touching from coworkers at Fremont and one other facility but, again, nothing was done about it.
In fact, in some cases, supervisors were directly involved in the harassment these women suffered, making it even more difficult for them to know where to turn. 
The women hope the lawsuits will result in accountability at Tesla’s factories, compensation for the harm they experienced, and an end to the behavior. 

Tesla’s other current controversies and lawsuits

Racial discrimination and sexual harassment of employees haven’t been the only sources of scandal for Tesla lately. Issues involving the function of their products have also caused people to sue the automaker. 
One feature that’s inspired a lot of criticism and litigation is Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” system.
Tesla faced a car crash lawsuit
that killed three people while the software was in use and is at the center of the suit that was filed in February. 
Another customer sued the automaker in August 2021 for "fraudulently conceal[ing] its engineering failures." Both cases are ongoing.
Elon Musk himself is also the target of a few controversies, one that accuses him of being involved in a “
Dogecoin
” cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, and others that focus on his erratic and inaccurate tweets on such topics as unions and privatizing Tesla.

Lawsuits and disputes don’t seem to damage Tesla

Even with all this scrutiny, Tesla continues to outsell competing electric car makers. If that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, fear not. Despite being the most popular EV brand, Tesla is far from the only company making electric vehicles. 
Most automakers have at least one EV available, and new brands like Rivian are joining the game as well. Many of them have similar capabilities to Teslas and car insurance is often cheaper for them.
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