Carmaker Tesla ordered to pay $3.2m in US racial bias lawsuit

Visitors check a Tesla Model 3 car next to a Model Y displayed at a showroom of the US electric vehicle maker in Beijing, China, on February 4, 2023 [File: Florence Lo/Reuters] The electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has been ordered to pay $3.2m in a lawsuit that alleged the company allowed for racial harassment to go unchecked at its flagship assembly plant in the United States.

On Monday, a federal jury in San Francisco, California, awarded $175,000 for emotional distress and $3m in punitive damages to Owen Diaz , a Black employee who formerly worked at Tesla’s factory in Fremont. […]

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