In it, Elon Musk’s company asked to reconsider the decision. Tesla representatives noted that “this amount of compensation is unprecedented in anti-discrimination legislation” and is significantly higher than it is found in similar and even the most egregious cases.
Also, the corporation’s lawyers believe that the final amount of the payment does not in any way reflect the factual evidence presented in court. At the moment, Tesla wants to achieve the cancellation of the decision in order to then carry out a new process.
According to a number of experts, including Michael Selmy, a professor of law from the University of Arizona, as a result, the amount of the fine may be halved.
Recall that the accusations against Tesla were brought forward by a black employee of one of the factories, Owen Diaz. According to him, he was repeatedly subjected to racist ridicule. As a result, due to the hostile workplace environment, Diaz lost his appetite and sleep.