Convicted of racism, Tesla must pay nearly 118 million euros to a former employee

The American company Tesla was ordered to pay 136.9 million dollars in damages, or nearly 118 million euros, this Monday, October 4 by a Californian jury, for acts of racism noted against a former black employee.

Recruited as a freight elevator operator by a recruitment agency in June 2015, Owen Diaz suffered repeated racist insults at the automaker’s Frémont (California) plant until his departure in July 2016, according to reports. court documents.

According to Bloomberg News, reported by AFP, the plaintiff won the lawsuit against the auto giant. The jury at the San Francisco federal court ordered Tesla to pay him nearly 118 million euros in damages.

Alerted by the complainant of the mistreatment received at the Frémont factory, the management of the company did not react to stop these acts, leading to this record sanction. “We’re just happy that the jury has seen the truth and set a sum that will hopefully get Tesla to act,” Lawrence Organ, the plaintiff’s lawyer, told the Washington Post.

Also working with his son at the company, Owen Diaz said during his trial that racist and disparaging nicknames were common within the factory. Tesla’s vice president of human resources, Valerie Capers Workman, echoed this, indicating during her hearing that she “regularly heard racist insults” such as “Nigger” (meaning “nigger”).

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