Tesla sued by second female worker over sexual harassment, retaliation

San Francisco – Tesla Inc is currently being sued by a 2nd female worker for sexual harassment in significantly less than a month, with the two lawsuits alleging a “hostile perform surroundings” versus girls at the motor vehicle maker’s U.S. manufacturing unit.

Erica Cloud, a Tesla assembly line worker, accused defendants like her former manager of “continuous and pervasive” sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Top-quality Courtroom in California on Wednesday.

She alleges the supervisor hugged and massaged her though producing crude and suggestive remarks. She mentioned she is now enduring retaliation from other professionals immediately after complaining to Tesla’s human means crew about the misconduct.

Tesla and other defendants subjected her to “a hostile operate atmosphere stemming from animus in the direction of her gender, sexual harassment,” the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit alleges that Tesla and other defendants unsuccessful to protect against and take corrective actions in excess of sexual harassment and retaliation.

Tesla did not promptly responded to Reuters’ emailed inquiries about the lawsuit. Tesla does not have a general public relations department.

On Nov. 18, a different female Tesla employee, Jessica Barraza, submitted a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging rampant sexual harassment at its key manufacturing unit in Fremont, California.

“The pervasive tradition of sexual harassment, which incorporates a day by day barrage of sexist language and actions, like frequent groping on the manufacturing facility flooring, is known to supervisors and managers and usually perpetrated by them,” the lawsuit alleges.

In October, a Black deal employee won a $137 million jury award more than place of work racism from Tesla. Tesla shareholders subsequently authorized a proposal to question it to publish a report totally accessing the firm’s range and inclusion work.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin Modifying by Michael Perry)