Tesla is facing another lawsuit over alleged harassment at one of its factories, this time from a 38-year-old night shift worker, Jessica Barraza, who says misconduct is widespread at of the car manufacturer The Fremont factory left her with severe panic attacks and post-traumatic stress.
“While Tesla openly states that it promotes a safe and respectful environment for its workers, the truth is that for many years Tesla has subjected the women who work in its Fremont factory to widespread sexual harassment,” Barraza alleges in the lawsuit. in California Superior Court on Thursday.
Barraza likened the factory to a “common home” and said that misconduct was “known to supervisors and managers and frequently violated”.
Among the alleged violations: her co-workers would rub her body and make lewd comments about her body, such as “thumpy bitch” and “Miss girls have an onion booty.”
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In one case, Barraza said, she complained after another factory worker fell in love with her. Barraza’s supervisor is said to have told her, “You probably shouldn’t wear shirts that draw attention to your breasts.” She said she told him she was simply wearing company-issued clothing.
In another case, a supervisory leader is said to have reached Barraza via text message. When she turned him down, he said, “You know this just makes me want you more, doesn’t it?”
Barraza said she has repeatedly complained to human resources about her behavior, but nothing has changed.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and the richest person in the world, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Barraza said she left her job in October after crying and having trouble breathing. She drove to the emergency room, where she received anti-anxiety medication. She alleges that she was later cited with a disciplinary report for “quitting her job.”
She will take medical leave for the rest of the year on the advice of her doctor, she said.
“Multiple sclerosis. Barraza has always been a tough guy. She builds cars. She stands up for herself,” the lawsuit said, but three years of abuse was too much for her to handle. .
Barraza also filed a complaint of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation with the California Department of Housing and Fair Employment.
In her lawsuit, she claims that Tesla’s mandatory arbitration agreement is unenforceable and that she is seeking a jury trial.
Last month, Tesla had an incredible time Judgment 137 million dollars about a case filed by a separate former employee, Owen Diaz, who said the automaker failed to address the racist treatment of its supervisors. Diaz, who is black, did not sign the arbitration agreement.
“God’s justice is that I didn’t sign [it],” he told The Daily Beast. “Arbitration is not good for ordinary workers… These companies are effectively using arbitration to enslave workers.”
The litigation model has repeatedly pushed Tesla into the news, as Musk made headlines of his own, for small space competition with Jeff Bezos, his Twitter joke, and the decision to move the company’s headquarters to Texas despite outrage over the state’s restrictive abortion laws.
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