The suit, filed late last month, also alleges that the company retaliated against some employees who spoke out, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission noted in its suit. Tesla did not immediately get back to The Post’s request for comment.
The lawsuit follows another lawsuit against Musk’s SpaceX, which the Justice Department sued in August alleging that refugees and asylum seekers who sought jobs there faced discrimination. Six women sued Tesla in 2021 alleging the company embraced a culture of sexual harassment, and that same year a California federal court ordered Tesla to pay almost $137 million to a worker who alleged they were subjected to racism at the Fremont plant.
“Slurs were used casually and openly in high-traffic areas and at worker hubs,” the EEOC noted in a release. “Black employees regularly encountered graffiti, including variations of the N-word, swastikas, threats, and nooses, on desks and other equipment, in bathroom stalls, within elevators, and even on new vehicles rolling off the production line.”