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Tesla will leave 10% of the staff at home. Two former employees sue for unfair dismissal


Tesla will lay off 10% of its staff . Elon Musk announced the wave of new layoffs earlier this month, claiming he has “a bad feeling” about the health of the global economy, anticipating the arrival of a new – major – recession .

Tesla would have already communicated the first layoffs , while the automaker has long since blocked virtually every new hiring. The cuts will mainly affect employees, while there should be no major changes for external collaborators.

During an interview held on the stage of the Qatar Economic Forum, Elon Musk explained that Tesla will probably compensate for the decrease in personnel by increasing the use of external resources, and therefore employees on call paid by the hour.

Meanwhile, the labor lawyers are already rubbing their hands. Two former employees of the automaker have sued Tesla, claiming they were fired unfairly and in violation of labor regulations. Tesla would not have complied with the obligation to give notice of at least 60 days.

The two employees were on duty at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada, where the company would lay off more than 500 employees in a matter of weeks. The two former employees are trying to convince their colleagues to join the lawsuit, which at that point would become a full-fledged class action action.


The suspicion is that with the new wave of layoffs, as many legal disputes will come in cascade.


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