Tesla hit with $137 million judgement in workplace racism case

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2021
From The Center

Tesla Inc. lost a case against a Black former elevator operator and must pay an unprecedented $137 million in damages for having turned a blind eye to racial taunts and offensive graffiti the man endured at the electric carmaker’s auto plant in Fremont, California.

Owen Diaz, a former contract worker who was hired in 2015 via a staffing agency, was subjected to a racially hostile work environment, a federal jury in San Francisco decided Monday. The award is among the most significant verdicts of its kind. 

“I believe that’s the largest verdict in an individual...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

More News about Race and Racism from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right