Ex-Employees Sue Elon Musk and SpaceX Over Illegal Firings

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Ex-Employees Sue Elon Musk and SpaceX , Over Illegal Firings.
The lawsuit was filed on June 12, CNN reports.
Eight former employees allege that they were illegally terminated for speaking out about gender discrimination and harassment at SpaceX.
The lawsuit claims that Musks desires to be
"the leader to a brave new world of space
travel, but runs his company in the dark ages —".
... "treating women as sexual objects to be evaluated on their bra size, bombarding
the workplace with lewd sexual banter," .
... "and offering the reprise to those
who challenge the ‘Animal House’ environment that if they don’t like it they
can seek employment elsewhere.".
In 2022, the eight former employees wrote an open letter, which was signed by 400 other employees.
calling out Musk and urging company executives to make SpaceX more inclusive.
The eight employees were fired shortly
after the letter was released.
The suit alleges that "Musk personally
ordered the Plaintiffs' terminations.".
Tom Moline, a plaintiff in the
lawsuit, once told CNN...
... that SpaceX utilized an , "‘ends justifies the means’ philosophy to turn a blind
eye to the ongoing mistreatment, harassment, and abuse
reported by my colleagues, much of which was directly encouraged and inspired by the words and actions of the CEO.”.
The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for
"lost wages, earnings, and other employee benefits, emotional distress."