Kim Hart Feb 28, 2017
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Tesla faces sexual harassment complaint


Add one more to the growing list of grievances over Silicon Valley companies' treatment of women: A female engineer at Tesla has sued the electric car maker alleging "pervasive harassment" such as being paid less than male counterparts and a culture of inappropriate behavior toward women, the Guardian reports.

QuoteUntil somebody stands up, nothing is going to change. I'm an advocate of Tesla. I really do believe they are doing great things. That said, I can't turn a blind eye if there's something fundamentally wrong going on. — Accuser AJ Vandermeyden tells the Guardian

Why it matters: Vandermeyden is putting the spotlight on Tesla as Uber is still dealing with the fallout from revelations of widespread sexism brought to light in a blog post by former engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti. The gender gap in Silicon Valley has persisted for years, but pressure is mounting for companies to respond to allegations and proactively change their office cultures.