Tesla sued over al­leged use of n-word

Manteca Bulletin - - Dollars & Sense -

PALO ALTO (AP) — A for­mer Tesla worker is su­ing the car com­pany, al­leg­ing he was called the n-word and de­scrib­ing the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia fac­tory as a “hot­bed for racist be­hav­ior.”

The San Jose Mer­cury News re­ports that Mar­cus Vaughn filed the dis­crim­i­na­tion suit on Mon­day. He was fired last month.

The assem­bly line worker says su­per­vi­sors and co­work­ers rou­tinely used the racial slur against him and other black em­ploy­ees but no in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­ducted, even af­ter he made a writ­ten re­port to Tesla hu­man re­sources.

The suit also claims Tesla CEO wrote a memo in May urg­ing peo­ple to be “thick­skinned” about in­sults if an apol­ogy is de­liv­ered.

Three other black work­ers filed sim­i­lar le­gal ac­tion ear­lier this year.

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