Tesla is being investigated by a federal agency for alleged workplace discrimination

Tesla filed a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday that revealed that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a decision against company This is similar to a civil complaint filed by the state of California alleging that the electric car giant has cultivated a culture of discrimination in the workplace.

Tesla will now begin its mandatory conciliation process with the federal agency, which enforces civil rights laws in the workplace.

A Tesla car drives past the company’s plant in Fremont, California, on May 11, 2020. (Reuters/Stephen Lamm/Reuters Photo)

In February, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Complaint against Tesla Alleged “systemic racial discrimination, hostile work environment, and equal pay claims”.

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The California agency claimed that Tesla dismissed black workers to the “lowest levels of the workforce” and ignored complaints about the “near-continuous use of racial insults” in the workplace.

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A Tesla charging station in a Tesla showroom features the manufacturer’s logo. (Christophe Gatto/Image Alliance via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Tesla said in a filing Monday that the finding of the EEOC case “closely parallels” what was filed by California’s DFEH.

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Judge rejects Tesla’s request to stay In the case of California Last month. The next session on the strike motion is scheduled for August 24.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.

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