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Judge finds Tesla liable to Black former worker who alleged bias, but slashes payout

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A federal judge cut a $137 million payout to a Black former contract worker who sued Telsa for racial discrimination to $15 million. Judge William Orrick ruled that the payments of $6.9 million in compensatory damages and $130 million in punitive damages were too high. Tesla challenged the verdict but affirmed that there was ample "disturbing" evidence to support the outcome.
3 months ago·Fremont, United States

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Reuters

Judge finds Tesla liable to Black former worker who alleged bias, but slashes payout

Jurors last October found that Tesla subjected Owen Diaz to a hostile environment at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Independent

Judge slashes Tesla’s damages to ex-employee in racism case

Rejecting Tesla’s request for a retrial, Orrick said ‘Tesla’s indifference to Diaz’s complaints is striking’

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Star Kuala Lumpur

Judge finds Tesla liable to Black former worker who alleged bias, but slashes payout

(Reuters) -A federal judge said on Wednesday Tesla Inc was liable to a Black elevator operator who said the electric car company ignored racial abuse at the factory where he worked, but reduced a nearly $137 million jury award to $15 million.

3 months ago·Malaysia
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Hindustan Times

Tesla found liable to the former worker who alleged bias, payout slashed

Tesla's jury payout amount has been slashed by $15 million from previously ordered $137 million.

3 months ago·New Delhi, India
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IBTimes

Judge Slashes Tesla's Damages To Ex-employee In Racism Case

Judge slashes Tesla's damages to ex-employee in racism case

3 months ago·United States
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CNBC

Judge finds Tesla liable to Black former worker who alleged bias, but slashes payout

Owen Diaz, who worked at Tesla in 2015 and 2016, said other employees used racist slurs when speaking to him, and scrawled swastikas and slurs in bathrooms

3 months ago·United States
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