Black former Tesla contractor turned down $15 million award in racial harassment suit, likely setting up new trial

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A Black former contract worker at Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory turned down ​a judge’s offer for a reduced payout of $15 million in damages, thus setting the stage for a possible re-trial of his case. Tesla had requested a new trial after the man was originally awarded nearly $137 million in a racial harassment suit.

In October last year, a federal jury found that Owen Diaz had been subjected to a racially hostile workplace when he worked at a Tesla plant in 2015 and 2016. As part of that case, he said he regularly heard racial

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