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Lawsuit calls Tesla factory a hotbed of racism; Tesla calls lawsuit a 'hotbed of misinformation'

Lawsuit calls Tesla factory a hotbed of racism; Tesla calls lawsuit a 'hotbed of misinformation'

A new lawsuit alleges that Tesla Inc.’s Fremont, Calif., factory is a “hotbed for racist behavior.”

In the lawsuit, filed Monday in state court, former assembly worker Marcus Vaughn, who said he was fired from the electric-car maker for “not having a positive attitude,” alleges that supervisors and co-workers called him the N-word, but his written complaint to human resources about it was not investigated.

In a statement posted on its website Nov. 14 and titled “Hotbed of Misinformation,” Tesla said it fired three employees after an investigation by the company “identified a number of conflicting...

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