Elon Musk’s alleged bout with genius may very well be over in 2023, as a number of crude mistakes continue to plague him publicly.
Of course, his purchase and takeover of Twitter has been on the minds of just about everyone of late, as the eccentric elite spent $44 billion on the platform only to declare it to be nearing bankruptcy just a few days into his era at the company. Combined with a number or rather questionable changes made to the platform, and the trouble seemed to turn contagious.
Musk’s automotive company, Tesla, saw its stock begin to tank around the time that Musk took the reins at Twitter, posting a massive loss as the year ended days ago.
Now, to make matter worse, Tesla is dealing with a rather troubling new revelation in regard to its labor practices.
Elon Musk-run Tesla has been accused of violating labour laws in the US, allegedly directing employees not to talk about pay and working conditions.Trending:
In a complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claimed that the electric car-maker “told employees not to complain to higher level managers about their pay or other conditions of employment” and said “not to discuss their pay with other persons”.
The company also allegedly told employees not to discuss the hiring, suspension, or termination of employees with others.Advertisement - story continues below
These incidents occurred from December 2021 to January 2022, the complaint alleged.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with Musk’s companies, however.
The NLRB in 2021 forced Musk to delete an anti-union tweet, and ruled that its firing of union activist Richard Ortiz was illegal.
Two US-based Tesla employees filed complaints with the NLRB earlier this month over claims the company illegally fired them for criticising Musk.
Meanwhile, two female Twitter employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, accusing the micro-blogging platform of violating federal and state of California laws that ban gender discrimination at the workplace.Advertisement - story continues below
The class-action lawsuit, filed in the San Francisco Federal Court, said that Musk laid off 57 per cent of women workers compared to 47 per cent of men.
With Musk’s reputation on the line, it appears as though the controversial billionaire has bitten off more than he can chew.