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Tesla employee sues the company over harassment

Staffer alleges that co-workers regularly used racially disparaging language toward him.

Inside Tesla's Fremont, California, factory.
Inside Tesla's Fremont, California, factory.
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A Tesla employee is suing the maker of electric cars, alleging he was subjected to regular harassment and discrimination while working at the company's Fremont, California, factory.

DeWitt Lambert, an African-American, filed a lawsuit at the Alameda County Courthouse in California that alleges he was sexually harassed, racially harassed and racially discriminated against.

Tesla, the manufacturer of electric cars like the Model S and the upcoming Model 3, said it held human resources investigations into the matter.

"In the end, there was no objective evidence that anything inappropriate occurred toward DeWitt," a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement.

Lambert is currently suspended with pay while Tesla continues looking into the matter.

The lawsuit is below and contains offensive language.

First published March 28, 11:55 a.m. PT.
Update, 4:09 p.m.: Embeds lawsuit.