Choose guidelines Tesla can’t disguise behind arbitration in sexual harassment case

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A lawsuit that accuses Tesla of fostering a office with “rampant” sexual harassment will proceed in court docket after a California choose denied the corporate’s movement for arbitration, as first reported by Bloomberg. Though the feminine employee who introduced up the case signed an arbitration settlement at Tesla, terminating her rights to sue, Alameda County Superior Courtroom Choose Stephen Kaus nonetheless moved ahead with the choice on Monday.

Jessica Barraza filed the lawsuit final yr, claiming she was topic to catcalling, lewd feedback, and inappropriate touching whereas working as a manufacturing affiliate at Tesla’s Fremont, California manufacturing facility. Not less than seven extra feminine staff have since come ahead with sexual harassment complaints, with some a…

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