SpaceX Retaliatory Firings

On November 16, 2022, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed unfair labor practice charges on behalf of eight former SpaceX employees against the company. The charges allege that SpaceX violated the National Labor Relations Act by terminating the employees for engaging in protected concerted activity.

The employees were allegedly fired for being part of a larger group that drafted a letter to SpaceX’s executive team expressing concern about recent allegations of sexual harassment by CEO Elon Musk, and his harmful behavior on Twitter that hurt the company’s reputation and also the company culture. The letter called on SpaceX to take appropriate remedial action including condemning Musk’s harmful Twitter behavior, holding leadership accountable, and seeking uniform definition and enforcement of SpaceX’s “No Asshole” policy. The letter was shared internally within SpaceX only, and called for other employees to sign on to endorse the recommendations.

The charges allege that SpaceX fired five employees the day after the letter came out, and four more over the course of the following two months. Two employees – Tom Moline and Paige Holland-Thielen, filed charges on their own behalf. Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel  Laurie Burgess filed charges on behalf of six other employees who are proceeding anonymously.

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