"Hotbed For Racist Behavior": 100 Tesla Employees File Lawsuit Alleging "Severe And Pervasive Harassment"

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Poor Elon Musk just can't catch a break.  After admitting that Tesla hasn't yet figured out how to weld (a fairly critical task for auto OEMs), blowing through Model 3 production deadlines (which probably had something to do with rumors that 'the most advanced auto OEM in the world" was making components by hand), and firing 100's of employees, the embattled company now finds itself locked in yet another employee lawsuit...this time filed by over 100 black employees alleging racial discrimination.

Filed in the Superior Court in Alameda County, Musk's latest legal nightmare alleges, among other things, that his Fremont manufacturing facility is a "hotbed for racist behavior" in which employees and supervisors "regularly use the 'N word.'"  Per Bloomberg:

Tesla Inc.’s production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior," more than 100 African-American employees claimed in a lawsuit in which they alleged black workers at the electric carmaker suffer severe and pervasive harassment.


The employees are seeking permission from a judge to sue as a group and are seeking unspecified general and punitive monetary damages as well as an order for Tesla to implement policies to prevent and correct harassment.


"Although Tesla stands out as a groundbreaking company at the forefront of the electric car revolution, its standard operating procedure at the Tesla factory is pre-Civil Rights era race discrimination," the employees said in the complaint, filed Monday in California’s Alameda County Superior Court.


The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Marcus Vaughn, who worked in the Fremont factory from April 23 to Oct. 31. Vaughn alleged that employees and supervisors regularly used the “N word” around him and other black colleagues. Vaughn said he complained in writing to human resources and Musk and was terminated in late October for "not having a positive attitude."


Of course, this seems to be the continuation of a lawsuit filed by 3 workers in Alameda County last month (we noted it here: Tesla Sued For "Hostile Work Environment" After "Racist Drawings, Epithets" Appear In Factory) which also alleged that Tesla effectively contributed to the creation of a "hostile work environment" after "racist drawings and epithets" were found sprinkled around the Fremont plant.

Three former Tesla factory workers charge in a new suit the company’s factory is a hostile environment for black workers, adding to earlier accusations of racial harassment.


The men, who are African-American, claim in a new complaint filed Monday in state court that Tesla supervisors and workers used racial epithets and drew racist graffiti on cardboard boxes.


The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, claims Owen Diaz and his son, Demetric, were called the N-word while they worked at the Fremont factory, and supervisors did little to stop it. A third man, Lamar Patterson, also claims he was subjected to insensitive racist remarks.


Demetric Diaz complained about the regular use of epithets to the staffing agency and another supervisor, the suit said. The supervisor told him he was just a replaceable temporary worker. Diaz was dismissed less than a week later in October 2015.

Making matters even worse, this latest lawsuit also disclosed an email from Musk in which he tells minority workers that they need to "be thick-skinned."

According to the complaint, Musk sent an email to Tesla factory employees on May 31.


“Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of [a] historically less represented group,” Musk wrote in the email. “Sometimes these things happen unintentionally, in which case you should apologize. In fairness, if someone is a jerk to you, but sincerely apologizes, it is important to be thick-skinned and accept that apology.”

Not surprisingly, Mr. Vaugn's lawyer was quick to point out that there is no legal precedent requiring employee's to "have a thick skin."

“The law doesn’t require you to have a thick skin,” Organ said in an interview Monday. "Tesla is not doing enough. It’s somewhat akin to saying ‘stop being politically correct.’ When you have a diverse workforce, you need to take steps to make sure everyone feels welcome in that workforce."

Perhaps someone with some level of people skills should handle all firm-wide email blasts going forward...just a thought, Elon.

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LasVegasDave's picture

Fuck those niggers.

Build your own goddamned cars

Dutti's picture

Seems to be a classic American shakedown.

If you have money and a reputation to lose, we will sue you.

Freddie's picture

Elon was one of those chosunite tribe South Africans who pushed for black majority rule.  They had their bags packed to leave SA as soon as it happened.  Less wealthy goy whites were stuck in SA.

Not Elon and his family.

NoPension's picture


Smartest guy in the world, eh? Go ahead pal...figure out how to run your business with the " appropriate " percentage of AA hires.

And you can't fire the shitbags...or this! Welcome to America....were every commercial on tv is a black chick, or a black chick married to a dorky white dude with two halfbreeds. The new normal.
I especially like the black chick electricians and auto mechanics. Apparently, black chicks have some kind of superhuman skill sets we've been overlooking.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I've worked for companies where the boss has been a brutal task master who expects peak performance at all times. Every race, sex, size, height, build and education level claimed they were personally singled out for harsh treatment.

cheka's picture

fbi confirms, white people are racist.  their latest hate crime report -- jews, gays, muzzies are victims.  whites are haters


The FBI report, released Monday morning, found that Anglos comprised the largest percent — 46 percent — of the offenders.

RedDwarf's picture

Lies, damned lies, then statistics.  Statistics on hate crimes are bullshit.  A white man sneezes on a black man and that will be a hate crime.  It takes black teens torturing a special needs white kid for it to be labeled a hate crime.

Ms. Erable's picture

Negress electricians and auto mechanics probably look a lot like unicorns, and are found in the real world in numbers equal to such.

OK, well, black unicorns.

claytonmoore50's picture

Da white man be keepin' me down...

claytonmoore50's picture

"were every commercial on tv is a black chick,..."

Who watches TV anymore?

Son of Loki's picture

Too funny.


Everyone is a racist if they say or do anything a brainwashed negro or white snowflake disagrees with.

GreatUncle's picture

I prefer to not speak to them anymore ... good though they legitimised the concept of ignoring them.

jimmy c korn's picture

"employees and supervisors "regularly use the 'N word"

Guess those white people been listening to way too much black Rap music.

UselessEater's picture


Jews Took Over South Africa

South Africa has its politics, just like any other country. The big issues were diamonds, gold and race. Various peoples have moved in, moved out or coexisted more or often  less comfortably. Later the issue of race was used by Jews to take over. But first they took over the diamond and gold production. They were the sources of serious money. Oppenheimer took control of the diamond mining. Joe Slovo, a Jew from Latvia and other Jews took over the South African Communist Party. They also controlled or at the very least were very influential in the African National Congress [ ANC ],  a black organisation which they used to incite black hatred of  Brit and Boer but NOT Jew.....

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The old IQ issue is rearing its head in a tech company due to the 2 standard deviation deficit.  Who could have seen this coming?  

........anyone with half a brain that's who.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Openheimer found diamonds out in the open.  He had negroes bump along on their ass, finding diamonds on the surface.  He then used this wealth to maneuver his way into cornering Cecil Rhodes.  

Cecil Rhodes maneuvered to grab gold mining leases, and organize gold production to take high prices.  But at least Rhodes did it openly, rather than being a sneaky bastard like ((openheimer)).

To those of you who keep insisting that money is spontaneously created by the market, then "RAND" creation should disabuse you of your false implanted memory.

Rand came into being with a head tax.  It was to get the negro to work in the mines.

Money's true nature is law, and the law was used to maneuver a money economy into existence.  This then allowed importation of luxury goods from England.

defasio1's picture

I bet they don't have these problems when building cars in Mexico

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Should move the plant to North Dakota.

UselessEater's picture

It is beautiful to be White.



IH8OBAMA's picture

"...employees and supervisors "regularly use the 'N word."


Blue Steel 309's picture

Anyone who has to refer to a word by its first letter is not an adult.

BarkingCat's picture

Did they have black supervisors and black employees calling other blacks "nigger"?

Son of Loki's picture

The superviors MUST be black; to promote a cracker is rayciss these days no matter how qualified or what his/her seniority is.

I know. I see it all the time in the IT field.

Banana Republican's picture

I know. I mean, he’s sort of like Henry Ford now.

flaunt's picture

Only if he begins putting copies of the Protocols in new vehicles... Can you imagine what the Defamation League would have to say about that?

Theta_Burn's picture

Don't know what kind of niggs are working at that plant, but around these parts the negros would be swinging at whitey if all this wasn't in jest.

Sounds like a bunch of BS to me.

Yo, homeboys, think things are hard now? keep this shit up and there wont be a fucking job even sweeping floors.


Chupacabra-322's picture

They’re probably uttering this amongst themselves:

“My Niggaz”

TeamDepends's picture

We demand dindus in every department!  Why, we won't rest 'til Elon takes an oath to become Honorary Dindu Supreme.  Bitchez!!!

MK13's picture


You need to get melanin injections now. And be seen dating someone from different continent. And if you are not part of metastasizing globalistomas - the system will take you down.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Damned skippy Dave, don't like MuskMobiles?  Build a better one yourselves!

StagStopa's picture

Lvdave. Agreed. if you want Lawn Care, hire a Mexican. If you want a good mechanic technician hire a white guy.


if you want a guy who's lazy, and constantly looking around to see what he can steal, hire a (You know.)


BarkingCat's picture

I experienced that kind of shit in the army.

That experience changed my perception quite a bit.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Musk has lost his government subsidies, so he is cleaning house.

The minorities feel like they are the first on the chopping block.

This is a preemptive attack by Musk's minority employees to save their own jobs.

Bastiat's picture

Legal settlement is better than having to work for it.

Saucy-Jack's picture

Battery powered racism...

peddling-fiction's picture

South Afreakan "manners" are deeply set.

You folks realize that stoking of racism is their main order of business these days?

And the destruction of the US and EU, article after article.

UselessEater's picture

It always ends badly.


In life Steven Otter castigated his fellow whites for their “misperception” of black crime in South Africa. Yet in one of those harsh racial ironies the country is famous for, he was stabbed to death by two black robbers in his home on Reconciliation Day 16 December 2016, dying in the arms of his coloured partner, Nathalie Williams — in front of her 7-year old daughter.


‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate

The couple, who had lived in the area for 20 years, were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours...

“Her rescuers managed to find her by following her groans of pain and then noticing drag marks from the road into the field.

“Her head was covered with a towel. Her eyes were swollen shut. She was partially clothed with just scraps of her shirt remaining. Her breasts and upper body was bloody. The plastic bag, shoved down her throat, took some effort to remove because her jaw was clamped down tightly.

HRH Feant2's picture

You know where else I have heard about blacks burning people alive?

On Tommy Sotomayor's Utube channel. He has a few channels (since the blacks are out to get him for being a coon or Uncle Tom or not complying).

Several black women in the past month have burned their children alive in the US. One of them texted the photos of her dead children to the father.

Tommy's most recent video was about a nigger bitch that killed her child by shoving a rock down their throat.

This shit happens every day in the US. Tommy Sotomayor and Colin Flaherty are two major players trying to wake people up about the sick shit that is happening in US ghettos.

Peak Finance's picture

Google "Ghetto Lobster" for some real-life horror stories


nicktd's picture

"One way in which crime in South Africa is rationalised by the media is to present it simply as “random”, like the weather or traffic accidents. When murder occurs, we must see it as an unfortunate accident disturbing the happy, smiling, multicultural faces of the liberal narrative. It has all the hallmarks of a natural disaster that befalls us, especially the innocent and righteous – from the liberal point of view — such as Steven Otter."

Priceless. Sounds like they stole CIA PSYOPs operational manual.

Yars Revenge's picture

Negros are aiming for the ghetto lottery

serotonindumptruck's picture

And Elon's lawyers will likely settle with them, due to the negative public image that such a class-action suit would bring upon his company.

Donald J. Trump's picture

Elon wants to close shop and reopen in China where he won't have these "problems".

shovelhead's picture

Why not? It's free tax money anyway.

Freddie's picture

Give them 100 shares of stock and a mule.

Ms. Erable's picture

Why? They'll fuck the mule before they smother it in barbecue sauce and eat it (raw and unskinned, because they can't even get that shit right) and wipe their asses with the certificates. Then, being the broke, skill-less dumbfucks they are, they'll have to find someone else to sue before their next meal.