September 24, 2022
The workplace at Tesla was called a "slave ship"

The workplace at Tesla was called a “slave ship”

According to the information, three former employees of the famous Tesla company, who are responsible for energy storage and also work as an assembler of electric cars, reported cases of racism and moral harassment to the media at the plant in Fremont, California (USA).

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In testimony to the Los Angeles Times, Monica Chatman, Kimberly Rombie and Nigel Jones allege that the factory is an aggressive workplace, especially for blacks, and some call it a “plantation” or a “slave ship” because of the conditions. employment.

Monica has stated that she went three consecutive months without a day off, and that she worked alone in a department that required at least four people, to the point of fainting from exhaustion. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, there were constant verbal assaults. The former collaborator also reported that the most arduous jobs were directed to African American workers on a regular basis.

About 4,000 former African-American employees have sued the company with the California Department of Employment and Eligibility for racial discrimination, the most famous in history. However, in response to all the lawsuits, the Tesla CEO has argued for some time that “employees who are victims of racism should be tough”.

But this time, the company refuted the allegations of the three former employees, claiming that none of them had opened an investigation against the company, and the punishment that was issued was a result of misconduct in the workplace.

The company’s lawyers defended: “Race plays no role in any of Tesla’s job assignments, promotions, salaries or discipline.”