LGBTQ, Diversity Officials’ Heads Roll At Elon Musk’s Tesla

LGBTQ, Diversity Officials’ Heads Roll At Elon Musk’s Tesla


Tesla laid off two high-achieving employees involved with diversity and LGBTQ initiatives, according to a Monday report.

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he would lay off 10% of the electric automaker’s staff due to his “super bad feeling” about the economy. According to electric vehicle news outlet Electrek, Bobby Berretta-Paris — the volunteer “President of LGBTQ+” at Tesla who worked as a recruiter — was among those who lost their jobs. Berretta-Paris included “President of LGBTQ+” on his LinkedIn page, although it is unclear what the designation entailed.

An unnamed engineer, who volunteered as a “Diversity and Inclusion Leader,” was also let go. Electrek made clear that both separations were part of the “broader wave of layoffs,” but repeated that both employees had

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