One suit accusing Tesla of racial discrimination and harassment, filed last November in California Superior Court, seeks class-action status.
FREMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) December 14, 2018
California Civil Rights Law Group, a leading San Francisco Bay Area civil rights and discrimination law firm, is proud to announce that Lawrence A. Organ and Bryan Schwartz have been included in a landmark piece in the New York Times on the litigation against Tesla over alleged civil rights violations and discriminatory practices. The lawsuit is a class action against Tesla, Inc. on behalf of current and former African-American employees. Details of the lawsuit are available on the official Complaint which can be viewed online at http://www.civilrightsca.com/2017/11/13/tesla-complaint/.
The suit was filed jointly by two Oakland-based civil rights law firms, California Civil Rights Law Group (CCRLG) and Bryan Schwartz Law. Attorneys of both firms are available for media inquiries either via the web link above or by calling (415) 453-4740.
The lawsuit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court under Docket No. RG17882082. A PDF copy of the complaint is available at http://www.civilrightsca.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-11-13-Complaint-File-Stamped-Copy.pdf.
NEW YORK TIMES COVERAGE
The New York Times published a lengthy piece on the litigation by journalist Laren Helper on November 30, 2018, and it can be accessed at https://nyti.ms/2rxNLPm. According to the New York Times,
"One suit accusing Tesla of racial discrimination and harassment, filed last November in California Superior Court, seeks class-action status. The lawyers involved — Lawrence A. Organ and Bryan Schwartz, whose practices focus on workplace rights — say they have identified dozens of potential plaintiffs. Each lawyer has won multimillion-dollar judgments in other harassment or discrimination cases against major employers. Tesla is seeking to move the case into arbitration, which would require workers to bring individual lawsuits rather than a joint claim.
The state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing says it has issued 10 “right to sue” letters — a precondition for a discrimination lawsuit — to employees complaining of racial bias at the Fremont plant. Dozens of other complaints against Tesla are pending, but the agency would not say how many involved race."
Persons interested in learning more about the California Civil Rights Law Group can visit the firm's website at https://www.civilrightsca.com/. Those who feel that they may be experiencing racial discrimination can also access the informational page at https://www.civilrightsca.com/racial-discrimination/race-discrimination/ and then click to the "contact" button for a confidential consultation. No two situations are alike, and it is imperative to have a confidential consultation with a trained attorney to assess both the potential facts and legal issues surrounding any potential case.
Journalists and bloggers who may be covering issues such as racial discrimination in the technology sector are also urged to reach out to the law firm for information.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAW GROUP
The California Civil Rights Law Group (http://www.civilrightsca.com/), led by prominent trial attorney Larry Organ, is dedicated to furthering the cause of employee civil rights throughout the state. The legal team has made it its priority to provide help to those who need it the most, and specializes in representing plaintiffs in matters involving race, sex and disability harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
ABOUT BRYAN SCHWARTZ LAW
Bryan Schwartz Law (http://www.bryanschwartzlaw.com) is dedicated to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars in individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, Federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.