A federal jury found that Tesla Inc. subjected an employee to racial harassment and did not take the appropriate steps to prevent said employee from being harassed. The jury awarded the employee, Mr. Owen Diaz, more than $130 million dollars in damages.
A Racially Hostile Environment
Owen Diaz worked as an elevator operator at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory in 2015 and 2016. In his lawsuit, Diaz stated that he and other employees were called the N-word and told to “go back to