Tesla has faced lawsuits over discrimination before. Now, the automaker has been slapped with a class-action complaint that claims Tesla is a “hotbed for racist behavior” across one of Tesla’s factories.
Former Tesla employee Marcus Vaughn filed the lawsuit in California’s Alameda County Superior Court Monday on behalf of black workers at Tesla’s Fremont factory. Vaughn describes a work environment where he was often called the n-word by supervisors and coworkers. He complained to Tesla’s human resources department and was fired in October for “not having a positive attitude.”