Female employees at the electric automaker Tesla recently recounted situations where they were sexually harassed. The employees also alleged that male managers mistreated them. Employees in New York and elsewhere who experience sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
In the recent situation involving Tesla, female employees called a Tesla factory a harassment zone filled with predators. In fact, a female engineer who used to work for the company is suing it over harassment and sexism claims. She asserted that she experienced inappropriate language and catcalls from men on the floor of the factory.
The same female engineer claimed that management denied her promotions and instead promoted men who were less qualified or as qualified as she was. The company reportedly terminated the woman in June. According to the company, Tesla officials independently investigated the woman’s claims and determined that they were not substantiated.
Unfortunately, illegal behavior such as sexual harassment and gender discrimination continue to take place at companies in New York and other states. Fortunately, victims of this type of treatment can file claims against their employers in an effort to hold them accountable. Understanding what facts have to be proved is important to prevail in this type of case. If a gender discrimination or sexual harassment lawsuit is successful, remedies from the suit may include the coverage of all out-of-pocket expenses tied to the claim, the reinstatement of a job in the case of a termination or even compensation for emotional harm, such as losing the enjoyment of life.
Source: businessinsider.com, “A female employee reportedly called Tesla’s factory a ‘predator zone’ at a meeting where some workers described sexual harassment“, Danielle Muoio, July 5, 2017