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California agency must provide Tesla with details of racial bias investigation  

By Editor - Tue Mar 14, 4:03 pm

California’s Civil Rights Department (CRD) must provide Tesla with details of the investigation it conducted prior to filing a lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination, a judge has ruled. The CRD first sued Tesla in February last year after receiving several allegations that Tesla’s Fremont factory was a racially segregated workplace where Black workers were subject to mistreatment, unequal pay, harassment and a hostile work environment. Tesla has tried, and failed , to have the case dismissed, arguing that the CRD didn’t follow proper protocol in its investigations into the automaker’s Fremont factory. In a blog post following the lawsuit, Tesla denied wrongdoing and called the lawsuit “misguided,” saying the agency didn’t provide Tesla with specific allegations or factual bases for its lawsuit. The tentative ruling passed Monday by California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo will provide Tesla with the details it has sought, and could give the automaker a chance to narrow the scope of the lawsuit. California law requires the CRD to investigate discrimination claims by workers before suing employers. If the agency is found to have not probed certain claims before filing suit, Tesla can ask to have those claims removed from the case or even try again at having the case dismissed

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California agency must provide Tesla with details of racial bias investigation

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