Tesla wants to pause a federal agency’s lawsuit against the automaker for racial bias against its Black workers at its Fremont assembly plant.

The electric vehicle maker, in a filing in San Francisco court that is federal, accused the U.S. Equal Employment chance Commission (EEOC) of rushing to submit case in September against Tesla as an element of a “toxic interagency competition” with a California civil-rights company that sued the automaker for comparable factors just last year.

The EEOC’s suit alleges that Tesla violated law that is federal tolerating widespread and ongoing racial harassment of its Black employees and subjecting some workers to retaliation for opposing harassment. The EEOC’s filing details accounts from Black workers enduring use that is casual of and epithets such variants regarding the N-word, “monkey,” “boy” and “black bitch,” also racist graffiti calling for physical violence against Ebony men and women, among other types of punishment.

The Ca civil-rights Department’s promises against Tesla feature comparable types of harassment from Ebony employees.

Both instances come in condition judge and declare that Tesla violated California’s laws that are anti-discrimination. The EEOC’s lawsuit includes a claim that Tesla also broke a law that is federal office race discrimination and harassment.

Tesla also faces a proposed course action that alleges racial harassment recorded by employees in 2017.

The EEOC didn’t instantly answer For Millionaires’s ask for remark.

Tesla’s filing on Monday claims the court that is federal decline to open a third lawsuit until the existing cases are resolved. The automaker’s lawyers argued that prosecuting three cases simultaneously will involve duplication that is“substantial of,” create a risk of “inconsistent court rulings” and waste judicial resources.

Tesla is contacting anything called the Colorado River abstention doctrine right here, which will be a principle that is legal would allow a federal court to abstain from hearing a case if there’s a parallel proceeding happening in state court that covers the same issues. The goal behind the doctrine is to avoid litigation that is duplicate improve more efficient justice.

The grass war Tesla describes with its filing is involving the EEOC therefore the Ca civil-rights division (CRD), previously the division of Fair Employment and Housing. The filing claims that, typically, the EEOC and CRD have actually worked collectively to ensure organizations wouldn’t be at the mercy of the litigation that is same the two agencies.

“With each agency increasingly eager to file headline-grabbing complaints and report multimillion dollar settlements, their coordination that is historical and folded,” the filing states.

Tesla features continuously rejected wrongdoing with its numerous instances of racial discrimination. With its filing Monday, it is the allegations as “false” and accuses the EEOC of “hastily wrap[ping] up its sham pre-suit investigation.”

The organization normally attractive a $3.2 million honor awarded to a Black contractor that is former the Fremont plant in an independent competition prejudice suit.