Tesla to pay ex-employee $137m in damages over workplace racism

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Tesla has been ordered to pay a former employee $137 million over the racist abuse he faced at their Californian plant. Owen Diaz worked for Elon Musk’s firm between June 2015 and May 2016, and recalled being reduced to tears by the nasty remarks he and fellow staff members faced. Bloomberg reported that Diaz would “sit on the stairs and cry” at times. In a court filing, the former elevator operator stated that there was a “hostile work environment” at the Fremont factory, and alleged that supervisors did not act on his complaints. And Diaz claimed both himself, his son who also worked there, …

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