The American company Tesla has been charged with sexual harassment for the second time in a month, with a female employee alleging that her manager massaged her and made obscene remarks.
A female Tesla employee has sued an electric-car maker for failing to take revenge and fail to stop a pattern of "constant and widespread" sexual harassment at its Fremont factory.
Erica Cloud, an assembly line worker at the Tesla factory, has filed a lawsuit in California's Almeida County Superior Court. Other defendants in the lawsuit, including Tesla and Cloud's former manager, are accused of constantly harassing and indecently treating workers.
Cloud's lawsuit alleges she suffered "almost daily sexual harassment" from her former manager. The lawsuit alleges that the manager "proposed to her on his knees," as well as "hugging and massaging" her, and she denied the allegations on several occasions, but he did not stop harassing her. Is and he was referring to his gender as ‘penis is big’, ”he was doing this kind of vulgar talk. The lawsuit alleges that the manager's actions were "extremely aggressive" and that she "feared for her safety."
The lawsuit alleges that it took Tesla's human resources department two to three months to resolve Cloud's complaints, after which she informed the team manager. After Cloud stopped working with the manager, she said she was "being harassed at work" for complaining of alleged harassment. The lawsuit alleges that Cloud was sent home early or was told not to work on several occasions "for arbitrary reasons" and as a result was denied pay, bonuses and employee benefits.
Cloud and her lawyers say Tesla failed to stop the alleged sexual harassment and retaliated against Cloud after the allegations were made, specifically violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Lawyers are seeking all compensation and damages on behalf of the woman, declaratory and prohibited concessions and lawyers' fees from the court.
Cloud's case comes weeks after another worker allegedly sexually harassed him at the factory. In November, Jessica Baraza filed a lawsuit against Tesla alleging that the company operates like a "freight house." At the time, The Washington Post reported that three current and former Tesla workers at the Fremont factory said they had also seen or experienced sexual harassment at the site.
One month ago, a federal court ordered Tesla to pay nearly $ 137 million after finding that an employee at the Fremont plant had been sexually harassed. Tesla is in the process of challenging the verdict.