“it comes amid several comments Tesla CEO Elon Musk made, concerning what he describes as the ‘woke mind virus'”
Elon Musk’s car company Tesla has laid off several employees due to concerns about the economy, including the company’s heads of diversity and LGBTQ+ issues.
Of course, the left is reacting most strongly to the identity-related layoffs.
This may be part of the continuing red-pilling of Musk, but it’s also possible that this move is purely an economic one. Diversity staffers are a luxury and not essential to the building of cars.
Fred Lambert reports at Electrek:
Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns
Tesla has laid off both the president of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.
While they were let go as part of a broader wave of layoffs, it comes amid several comments Tesla CEO Elon Musk made, concerning what he describes as the “woke mind virus.”
Earlier this month, we reported on Musk telling Tesla executives in an email that they need to cut 10% of the workforce and pause hiring due to having a “super-bad feeling” about the economy.
Later, the CEO decided to clarify the Tesla layoffs in an email to all employees. He claimed that the 10% reduction would be for “salaried headcount” due to Tesla becoming overstaffed following a long growth phase.
Tesla ramped up the layoffs last week, and we reported that unlike what Musk said, they did include hourly employees.
Now we learn that many employees involved in diversity and inclusivity programs were part of the layoffs – including the president of Tesla’s LGBTQ+ community – and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.
People on the left are not happy about this.
Elon Musk lays off the top people in charge of Tesla’s diversity and inclusivity programs, including the executive who was president of Tesla’s LGBTQ employee community group. Anyone surprised? pic.twitter.com/nu4msPfXpa
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 20, 2022
This is a new low in just how stupid Elon Musk is! He’s concerned about a virus that makes people more aware of social injustice?!? Time to boycott Tesla! https://t.co/3bSFKgetPd
— John T. Nester (@johnnyt54) June 20, 2022
Elon Musk is a bastard https://t.co/pYAm8seset
— Amy G-B 🇺🇦 I stand with Ukraine BLM 🏳️🌈🐄🧩 (@BrauneisAmy) June 20, 2022
Laid off employees have already launched a lawsuit over the lack of notice before the layoffs.
Interestingly, this Reuters report doesn’t mention the identity-related employees:
Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’
Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts.
The lawsuit was filed late Sunday in Texas by two workers who said they were terminated from Tesla’s gigafactory plant in Sparks, Nevada in June. According to the suit, more than 500 employees were terminated at the Nevada factory.
The workers allege the company failed to adhere to federal laws on mass layoffs that require a 60-day notification period under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, according to the lawsuit.
They are seeking class action status for all former Tesla employees throughout the United States who were laid off in May or June without advance notice.
“Tesla has simply notified the employees that their terminations would be effective immediately,” the complaint said.
Whatever Musk’s reasons were for laying off the LGBTQ+ and diversity employees, the company will be better off without them.
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