Tesla Can’t Exclude Juror Based On Race, Judge Rules

September 25, 2021

A California federal judge sustained a Batson challenge during jury selection Friday raised by counsel for a Black ex-Tesla worker claiming that the electric vehicle company’s Northern California factory was a hotbed of racial discrimination against African Americans reminiscent of the Jim Crow era. On Friday, attorneys representing former Tesla worker Owen Diaz successfully mounted […] Read More

Tesla’s Worker Discrimination Problem Could Spell Financial Trouble Ahead

September 12, 2021

A pending race-related class-action lawsuit against Tesla could spell financial trouble for the revenue-lean company. Racism at the EV company wasn’t limited to the factories, a Black engineer who left the company describes his experience. Compared to other companies, Tesla has 4Xs as many discrimination cases as its big tech peer Facebook, twice as many […] Read More

Ex-Tesla Employee Called Racial Slur Wins Rare $1 Million Award

August 5, 2021

Tesla Inc. has paid more than $1 million to a Black former employee who won a ruling that the company failed to stop his supervisors from calling him the “N-word” at the electric-car maker’s northern California plant. Read the full article on Bloomberg Read More

Ex-workers Say Tesla is Still Racist

July 9, 2021

The N-word, demeaning jokes and retaliation on the basis of race are all common at Tesla, according to 100-plus sworn statements from a class-action lawsuit and public records obtained by Protocol. Read the full article on Protocol Read More

Black Construction Workers in Bay Area say Employers Don’t Stop Abuse

September 29, 2020

In a construction site in Oakland, Leiroi Bowie found a noose near his assigned elevator. It wasn’t the first noose Bowie, who is black, had seen on the job. Read More

Black Elevator Mechanics and California Civil Rights Law Group File Lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric

September 14, 2020

A Noose, Lynching Jokes and Endless Racial Slurs: Four elevator mechanics filed a lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. Read the full article on AP News Read More

Four Bay Area Men Sue Their Employer Claiming Harassment, Discrimination

Four African American men filed a lawsuit Friday against their employer, Mitsubishi Electric U.S., claiming they’ve been subjected to swastikas, confederate flags, nooses and racist names, among other things. Jodi Hernandez reports. Read More

CCRLG Founding Partner Larry Organ Speaks Out About Racism Among Venture Capitalists

July 23, 2020

Washington Post journalist Reed Albergotti published an in-depth article focusing on racial bias in the clubby world of venture capitalism. Noting that deeply ingrained racism often plays a role in the low levels of funding offered to black high-tech entrepreneurs, Albergotti reports that decisions are often based on implicit bias, not overt racial conduct. California […] Read More

Arbitration 2.0′: Inside the secretive legal battle dividing Silicon Valley

February 25, 2020

As Tesla seeks to resolve racism complaints in private arbitration, some other tech companies begin to back away from the practice. Lauren Hepler February 24, 2020 – SOURCE – here. DeWitt Lambert was shocked when he lost his racial discrimination case against Tesla, where he worked for more than a year installing seat belts and […] Read More

Tesla Employees Suing Over ‘Jim Crow Era’ Workplace Seek Sanctions

January 17, 2020

By Alaina Lancaster | January 14, 2020 at 04:22 PM – SOURCE: here. Tesla employees suing the automaker for allegedly fostering a racist factory work environment are now also pursuing sanctions against the car company. Read More