Justice Department sues Elon Musk’s SpaceX alleging hiring discrimination
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk’s SpaceX, alleging the space exploration company discriminated in its hiring practices by illegally disqualifying asylees and refugees from jobs.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department said that for years, SpaceX officials from Musk, its chief executive, on down, repeatedly said it could only hire U.S. citizens and green card holders in public statements, job posts and at recruitment fairs.
“U.S. law requires at least a green card to be hired at...