Tesla’s factory in Fremont is a “hotbed for racist behavior,” according to a a legal complaint filed in California’s Alameda County Superior Court on Monday and reported by Bloomberg.
Marcus Vaughn is an African-American who worked on Tesla’s factory floor from April to October of this year. Vaughn charges that workers and managers on the factory floor routinely used the n-word within his earshot. When he complained to the human resources department, Vaughn says, he was fired for “not having a positive attitude.”
According to Bloomberg, Vaughn is seeking to be the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 100 black Tesla workers.