(Reuters) – Tesla Inc. is suing a second female employee for sexual harassment in less than a month, with the two lawsuits alleging a "hostile work environment" against women at the carmaker's US factory.
Erica Cloud, a Tesla's running bandwagon accused her former boss of "continuous and pervasive" sexual harassment in a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court in California on Wednesday.
She claims the boss hugged and massaged her while making rude and suggestive comments. She said she was now seeking retaliation from other executives after complaining to Tesla's staff about the misconduct. .
The lawsuit alleges that Tesla and other defendants failed to prevent and take corrective action due to sexual harassment and retaliation.
Tesla did not immediately respond to Reuters e-mail questions about the lawsuit. Tesla has no PR department.
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"The pervasive culture of sexual harassment, which includes a daily torrent of sexist language and behavior, including frequent groping on the factory floor, is known to supervisors and managers and often perpetrated by them, "the trial claims.
In October, a black contract worker won a jury prize of $ 137 million for workplace racism against Tesla. Tesla's shareholders then approved a proposal to ask it to publish a report with full access to the company's diversity and inclusion work.