Tesla Sued For Sexual Harassment and Retaliation by Management

Tesla sued for sexual harassment and retaliation by management. It was said that a Tesla employee claims she was inappropriately hugged and massaged by her manager. A second Tesla employee within one month has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment at the workplace, according to reports by Reuters and Business Insider.

Erica Cloud, an assembly line worker at Tesla, filed a lawsuit in California’s Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that she experienced “continuous and pervasive” sexual harassment in the factory where she worked.

Tesla Sued For Sexual Harassment and Retaliation by Management

As noted by Reuters, Cloud’s lawsuit alleges that her manager hugged and massaged her, and claims that she was also subject to her manager’s vulgar and sexual remarks.

It also accuses Tesla of not doing enough to address possible sexual harassment in the workplace. Cloud’s managers are allegedly retaliating against her after she brought up the issue to human resources.

This comes just after Jessica Barraza, a production associate at Tesla, filed a lawsuit accusing the company of “rampant sexual harassment” at its Fremont, CA factory.

Barraza’s Lawsuit Claims

Barraza’s lawsuit claims that she was inappropriately touched, catcalled, and subject to sexual comments at the workplace. She also alleges that her managers knew about the harassment, and partook in the same type of behavior.

In October, Tesla was ordered to pay $137 million in connection to another incident at its Fremont factory.

Owen Diaz, a Black former elevator operator at the company said he experienced racial harassment and discrimination. Tesla employees later proposed a class-action lawsuit alleging racism at the Fremont factory.


Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

Tesla manufactures the Model S, the first zero-emission, zero-gas, full-size electric vehicle on the market.

In addition, Tesla has produced battery packs, electric motors, and other powertrain components that will power all-electric, plug-in vehicles not only Tesla’s but also those of other vehicle manufacturers.

Tesla Vision is an end-to-end computer vision system built with NVIDIA’s CUDA, a parallel computing platform by the graphics processing unit (GPU) maker. The software powers the latest generation of Tesla’s Autopilot and self-driving technology.


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