Female Tesla employee sues company for “unbridled sexual harassment” at its factory

Jessica Barraza, 38, has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, accusing the company of using female employees at its plant in Fremont, California, to face “unbridled sexual harassment.”

Barraza works at Tesla’s production line and in its lawsuit states that it has suffered “nightmarish” working conditions for the past three years, describing the working conditions as “a raw, archaic construction site” rather than an advanced electric car factory.

The woman claims that her colleagues sexually harassed her, while as many times as she complained to her superiors, they did not do the slightest thing. She even claims that when she complained to a boss that a colleague was looking at her chest, the boss told her that she should wear shirts that would not draw the attention of others to her chest. Barraza claims she wore a work shirt donated by Tesla.

He also says that Tesla’s human resources department has not dealt with complaints filed in September and October, and has even disabled the email address for receiving complaints.

The lawsuit comes a month after Tesla was ordered by a federal court to pay $ 136.9 million to a former employee for racism.

Barraza is seeking compensation and punishment for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act in the state of California. Barraza, which says it is on a doctor’s prescription with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, says that like many “tech employers”, Tesla requires many employees to sign arbitration agreements, keeping workplace disputes apart. court, but the “unconscious” terms of this agreement make it inapplicable.

Instead of protecting and promoting perpetrators, Tesla should take effective action to protect women and address rampant sexual harassment in the workplace. With this case, we want to end the harassment of Mrs Barraza and her colleagues,

said Barraza’s lawyer, David A. Lowe.


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