Tesla is stonewalling discrimination probe, California state company fees

Aerial view of cars parked in a Tesla factory parking lot. A Tesla logo is painted on the concrete.

Enlarge / Automobiles parked on the Tesla Fremont Manufacturing unit in Fremont, California, on February 10, 2022. (credit score: Getty Pictures | Josh Edelson)

Tesla was sued yesterday by a California state company that claims the Elon Musk-led carmaker is stonewalling an investigation into alleged discrimination and harassment.

“Tesla’s failure to adjust to my workplace’s obligation to analyze allegations of office misconduct exhibits an absence of respect for the rights and well-being of their staff,” Kevin Kish, director of the California Civil Rights Division, stated at the moment in a press launch. Kish stated his company “won’t settle for any makes an attempt to hinder our investigation” and that “Tesla is just not above the legislation.”

The company’s press launch stated that Tesla “fail[ed] to adjust to a subpoena in connection to an ongoing, confidential investigation into allegations of illegal harassment and discrimination.” The company filed a petition in Alameda County Superior Courtroom asking for “an order directing respondent Tesla to seem earlier than this Courtroom and to indicate trigger as to why it has refused to conform and/or not totally complied with CRD’s investigative discovery.”

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