Tesla Worker Wins N56.3b After Suing Elon Musk
A Tesla employee Owen Diaz has been paid damages after claiming to be racially discriminated against while working in the company
The court ruled in his favor over Elon Musk’s company and Owen received a payout of $137 million (N56,323,440,000)
A 52-year-old man Owen Diazhas turned his misfortune into a fortune by becoming a millionaire overnight.
Diaz who is was an employee of Elon Musk’s Tesla claims to have faced racial abuse while working in the company and sued.
While working as an elevator operator, Diaz found a cartoon that portrayed black children in a bad way and disclosed it to his superiors.
It was downplayed by his employers and they told him that he couldn’t take a joke.
Owen sued his employers for racial discrimination claiming that Tesla’s progressive posturing doesn’t coincide with the treatment of black employees.
The Jury ruled in the favor of the African American after a four-hour deliberation and he was awarded $137 million (N56,323,440,000).
The breakdown on the payout was $7 million (N2,877,840,000) for the emotional stress, while the rest covered punitive damages.