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Tesla faces three whistleblower complaints

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2019 | Whistleblower Protection

Florida residents might be interested in learning about some whistleblower tips against Tesla that have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The whistleblowers are three former employees of the company, including two security professionals and one technician.

According to news sources, the latest whistleblower tip confirmed the information provided by the second one. The tip includes allegations that Tesla hacked the computers and phones of its employees and did not disclose to its shareholders that raw materials had been stolen. The tip also includes an allegation that employees of Tesla viewed the proposal to take the company private last year with skepticism following an internal discussion that occurred before Elon Musk tweeted about it.

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Musk following his tweets concerning taking the company private. The second tipster filed his tip in August 2018. In addition to this information, the whistleblower alleged that drug trafficking was occurring at one of the company’s facilities. The initial tipster alleged that Tesla installed batteries with puncture holes in vehicles that were meant for consumers.

People who have inside knowledge about illegal conduct by their employers might benefit from talking to experienced attorneys in Boca Raton, Florida, for whistleblower legal help. The lawyers might review the allegations and provide honest assessments about whether the claims might be successful. If the lawyers agree to accept representation, they might assist their clients with filing whistleblower complaints with the appropriate state or federal agency and with the court that holds jurisdiction. The attorneys may help their clients to gather supporting evidence so that they might be likelier to prevail on their claims.

Source: Business Insider, “A former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblower tip with the SEC corroborating a claim that the company hacked employee cellphones and computers,” Mark Matousek, March 12, 2019.