Lawsuit: Tesla is sort of a “frat home” with “frequent groping on the manufacturing facility ground”

Aerial view of a Tesla factory with a large parking lot filled with cars.

Enlarge / Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California. (credit score: Tesla)

Tesla Motors was sued yesterday by an worker who alleges that she and different ladies working within the carmaker’s Fremont manufacturing facility have been subjected to “nightmarish circumstances of rampant sexual harassment.”

Jessica Barraza’s lawsuit in opposition to Tesla says that she works nights and that as “she walks to and from her work station at first and finish of shifts or breaks, males make feedback like ‘She’s received fats titties,’ ‘She’s received truffles!,’ ‘That bitch hella thick,’ ‘Go forward, horny,’ ‘Rattling, lady!,’ ‘She has a fats ass,’ ‘Oh, she seems like a coke bottle,’ and ‘Lady has an onion booty.'” Barraza started engaged on the Tesla manufacturing facility ground as a manufacturing affiliate in October 2018 and had “hopes of spending her profession at Tesla and rising by means of the ranks,” however she is now on medical go away after struggling panic assaults triggered by the harassment, the lawsuit says.

“A number of occasions per week, male co-workers brush up in opposition to Ms. Barraza’s back-side (together with with their groins) or unnecessarily contact her beneath the pretext of working collectively in shut quarters,” the lawsuit alleges. Barraza says that managers and human assets personnel each failed to guard her regardless that she complained repeatedly.

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