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Elon Musk departs following a meeting in the office of US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2023.
Elon Musk is learning the hard way (again) that X is not his personal diary (which might have been a good lesson to learn before he bought it).
Last week, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that Musk illegally threatened workers via tweet (or whatever we’re supposed to call it now) by suggesting that they would lose stock options if they unionized. The court additionally held that his car company, Tesla, illegally fired a worker, for unionizing efforts. Days later, Musk was also ordered to face a separate lawsuit over claims that he defrauded Twitter shareholders by failing to disclose his investment in the company in a timely manner.
This also isn’t the first time Musk’s companies have come under fire for alleged workplace misconduct. It’s not even the first time this specific plant has faced allegations of racism. Tesla was previously sued by seven women in 2021, who claimed that the company allowed rampant sexual harassment to occur. Tesla had to pay $137 million in damages when an employee claimed they’d dealt with racist abuse at the very plant site at the center of this lawsuit.
Oh, and last month, the Justice Department sued Musk’s company, SpaceX, over allegations that SpaceX discriminated against refugees and asylum seekers.
This latest lawsuit only furthers concerns that Musk has no business running a social media website that already has a massive white supremacist problem.
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