The Associated Press reports:
Tesla Inc. must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory.
The jury in San Francisco agreed that Owen Diaz was subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment. Diaz alleged in a lawsuit that he was harassed and faced “daily racist epithets” while working at Tesla’s Fremont plant in 2015 and 2016 before quitting. Diaz was a contracted elevator operator.
Diaz alleged that employees drew swastikas and left racist graffiti and drawings around the plant. He contended that supervisors failed to stop the abuse.
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A jury ordered Tesla to pay $137 million to Owen Diaz, a Black former employee who accused the carmaker of ignoring racial abuse he faced while working there, his lawyer said on Monday. https://t.co/ws4jffG4bP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 5, 2021
A federal jury has ordered Tesla to pay a former Black contractor $137 million over claims that he was subjected to racial discrimination at work. Owen Diaz, said that he and others were called the N-word and that he was told to “go back to Africa.” https://t.co/gEHu85OvFk
— NPR (@NPR) October 5, 2021