An employee sues Tesla for “rampant” sexual harassment of women at a California factory

An employee sues Tesla for “rampant” sexual harassment of women at a California factory
Tesla workers at a factory in Fremont, California (Image: REUTERS/Noah Berger)

A worker at a Tesla plant in California has sued the electric car maker, claiming that women are being subjected to rampant sexual harassment. in the building and that the managers did not take any action despite their complaints.

The Fremont plant is deployed in the San Francisco Bay Area Several controversies recently, such as a million-dollar ruling for racism and a battle over COVID-19 restrictions.

In the new lawsuit filed Thursday, Jessica Barazza says she has been a victim of sexist language and behaviour, such as frequent harassment in the factory. The plaintiff asserts that the supervisors and managers were aware of these facts, and some were even directly responsible for them.

“Despite publicly declaring the promotion of a safe and respectful environment for its workers, The truth is that Tesla subjected the women who worked in its Fremont factory for years to appalling conditions of rampant sexual harassment.”The lawsuit states.

Tesla owner Elon Musk (Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake)
Tesla owner Elon Musk (Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake)

Meanwhile, Tesla He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Braza claims it One of her classmates, for example, approached her from behind and put his leg between her thighs. “Almost every day for three years my co-workers and I have gone to work Lived, threatened, touched and subjected to proposals in the factory”He noted in a statement issued by his lawyer.

Baraza, 38, confirmed this Complained several times to supervisors and HR representative. She added that despite her warnings, the company did not take any action.

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Instead, consider it He was the target of revenge after multiple complaints, such as being hired for a new job or facing disciplinary action After an episode with a man he pushed his leg between him.

A Tesla employee at the Fremont, California plant (Image: REUTERS)
A Tesla employee at the Fremont, California plant (Image: REUTERS)

Currently, with a Medical disability and PTSD diagnosis, seeking compensation and disciplinary damages, in addition to forcing Tesla to implement training, monitoring and sanctions programs to prevent any sexual harassment.

This new lawsuit comes weeks after a A California jury has ordered Tesla to pay a former black employee $137 million in damages for the racism the man faced at the Fremont factory.

Last year, he was CEO Tesla, Elon Musk, has been at loggerheads with authorities over factory reopening amid coronavirus restrictions, And threatened to move its headquarters outside the country.

accordingly, Musk announced to investors in October that the leading electric car maker would move its headquarters to Texas., where you build a factory.

(With information from AFP)

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