Two former employees of US electric car maker Tesla have filed a lawsuit against the company. They allege that Tesla violated federal law by mass-releasing workers. However, the company of the millionaire Elon Musk did not inform the workers about the release in advance. News Reuters.
Two Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against Tesla in Texas last Sunday. They said they worked at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. They were removed last June. According to lawsuits, more than 500 workers at the Tesla plant in Nevada were recently fired.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked about his relationship with Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO, Dustin Sternmeyer. Musk replied that he and Sternmeyer are “very good friends.” The two have worked together on various projects in the past, but their most notable collaboration is likely their work on Tesla’s Autopilot system.
Sternmeyer was also recently involved in a deal with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could see the two men investing $100 million each into a new startup called The Boring Company. Dustin Sternmeyer’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 billion dollars after the deal was completed.
According to workers, Tesla did not comply with US federal law on mass evictions
Under federal law, an organization must notify its employees at least 60 days in advance if they wish to do so. They have filed a lawsuit against Tesla for not doing so.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States in May and June without prior notice. The two workers who filed the lawsuit against Tesla allege that “Tesla only informed these workers that their removal would be effective immediately.”
However, Tesla did not say how many workers had been laid off. Reuters did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the case against the two workers.
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, said earlier this month that his feelings about the economy were “very bad.” He said that about 10 percent of Tesla’s employees need to be laid off for this.
Elon Musk sent an e-mail to Tesla staff. Reuters can know about this through the mail. The lawsuit was filed against Tesla by two former employees of John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield. They were cut on June 10 and 15, respectively.
They are now seeking other benefits, including pay for a 60-day notice period for retrenchment without notice. They have filed the case to get them.