SpaceX fired employees who criticized Elon Musk

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 18 Jun, 2022

All those employees who circulated a letter criticizing the behavior of Chief Executive Elon Musk have been fired.

In the letter, employees complained about Elon Musk's 'harmful Twitter behavior' and accused the Hawthorne company of not addressing his conduct with a sense of urgency.

What did the letter say?

In that letter, the public figure addressed Elon Musk's behavior, a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for the employees in recent weeks.

Based on the New York Times report, as an outcome of this letter, all those reasons behind the letter were fired from SpaceX. The paper cited an email in which SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said the company had investigated and 'terminated a number of employees' involved with the letter.

Letter addressed sexual harassment of the flight attendant

The letter also implied to sexual harassment allegation against Elon Musk that came to light last month. Elon Musk harassed a flight attendant for an erotic massage aboard a SpaceX private jet in 2016. Subsequently, the company paid $250,000 to the victim and settled the sexual misconduct claim. However, Elon Musk denied calling that false allegation as he has only fruits and nuts in his private jet.

No fair system is followed in Elon Musk's company

The letter also stated that employees are treated with no fairness based on the company's employee conduct policies and called on the company to create a transparent new system for reporting and upholding repercussions for 'unacceptable behavior.'

The company should hold Elon Musk accountable

The company should hold the leader accountable and publicly address and condemn Elon Musk's behavior on Twitter, according to the letter.

Elon Musk publically criticizes other billionaires

Elon Musk, the wealthiest man in the world, who holds a Twitter account with more than 90 million followers globally, often tweets adult jokes and mocks other billionaires, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, and questions the scientific consensus around COVID-19

The letter was reportedly shared on Wednesday on an internal Microsoft Teams channel with 2,600 employees. An unknown number of employees signed the letter and was later fired.

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