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Tesla Fires Employee for Allegedly Sabotaging Operations at California-Based Factory

October 9, 2020

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Employees at the Tesla car-manufacturing plant in Freemont, California, have been informed by company officials that a former worker “maliciously sabotaged” operations at the factory last month.

According to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News, the unnamed employee was caught trying to cover his tracks by attempting to destroy a company computer, and even blamed a colleague for the incident.

“Two weeks ago, our IT and InfoSec teams determined than [sic] an employee had maliciously sabotaged a part of the Factory,” Tesla’s legal chief Al Prescott said in the company email. “Their quick actions prevented further damage and production was running smoothly again a few hours later.”

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