Tesla Inc. claimed that the state’s civil rights watchdog was suing the corporation for racial discrimination at an assembly facility, but a California administrative body declined to look into this claim.
In a letter, the California Office of Administrative Law rejected Tesla’s petition, which had been submitted in June and sought to ascertain whether the Department of Civil Rights (DCR) had adopted “underground regulations” that contravened the conditions Tesla was required to satisfy before suing employers.
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Despite being dated August 8, the department only recently received the letter that Reuters was able to get.
The OAL, which examines state agency regulations and has the authority to suggest modifications, declared that its conclusion was not based on the substance of Tesla’s complaint.
The government claims that Tesla’s flagship Fremont, California, facility was a racially segregated workplace where Black employees were harassed and discriminated against in terms of job assignments, discipline, and compensation in a lawsuit currently ongoing that was filed in February.
Tesla, which has denied misconduct in the race bias case, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by a DCR representative. Before last month, the organization went by the name Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Losing the bid to move the sexual harassment, Tesla ACTION IN ARBITRATION
With its petition to the OAL, Tesla sought to limit the department’s ability to bring discrimination claims by requiring it to take extra measures before filing a lawsuit, such as providing firms with thorough justifications for claimed legal violations and attempting to settle out of court.
Tesla contends in the ongoing litigation that the DCR filed without first notifying the business of all the claims or providing it with a chance to settle.
Tesla Inc., ticker symbol TSLA, last changed by 0.13% at 303.35 -0.40. Tesla’s move to dismiss the case will be heard by a state judge in California on Wednesday.
The complaint is one of many that Tesla is being sued for allegedly permitting sexual harassment and discrimination at its manufacturing in California courts.