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SpaceX faces allegations of unlawfully terminating employees: Reason disclosed

SpaceX faces allegations of unlawfully terminating employees: Reason disclosed SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (photo: Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Labor has accused SpaceX of unlawfully dismissing eight employees for sharing a letter, according to Reuters.

The letter from the founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is referred to as a distracting factor and disgrace.

The labor agency, which protects workers' rights, filed a complaint against SpaceX. The complaint concerns tweets by the company's CEO, Elon Musk. Employees of SpaceX believe that Musk's tweets do not align with the company's diversity and workplace misconduct policies. They have urged SpaceX to condemn Musk's tweets.

The complaint also states that SpaceX interrogated, belittled, and threatened to fire employees who sent a letter to the company's management.

If the company does not agree with the accusations, the case will be taken to court. A judge will make a decision that SpaceX can appeal. The hearing is scheduled for March 5.

If the agency determines that the terminations were unlawful, SpaceX will be required to reinstate the employees and provide them with back pay. Additionally, SpaceX could face penalties in the future if found guilty of violating labor laws. This is not the first time companies associated with Musk have been accused of violating workers' rights.

Conflicts involving Elon Musk

Elon Musk is one of the controversial businessmen who gained notoriety through an anti-Semitic scandal and expressed support for the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Previously, we reported that Tesla investors urged the company to impose sanctions on Elon Musk due to an anti-Semitic comment.

Elon Musk has also harshly mocked Zelenskyy, hitting another low point.