Tesla sued by California over ‘rampant racism’ at factory

Tesla is facing legal action over allegations of widespread racism in its electric vehicle factory near San Francisco. — AP Photo/File

California’s civil rights regulator sued Tesla Inc. for racial discrimination and harassment after finding a widespread pattern of mistreatment of Black workers at the electric car-maker’s factory near San Francisco.

During a three-year investigation, the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing said it received complaints from hundreds of workers and found evidence that Tesla’s Fremont plant is a "racially segregated workplace.”

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