Another Suit Filed, Is There a Legal Campaign Being Waged Against SpaceX?

Image Credit: Agbeat.com

Image Credit: Agbeat.com

Law360,  a subscription based site which was among the first to report that SpaceX was being sued by former employees over alleged improper terminations, and then, in a second suit over working conditions, is now reporting a third suit has just been filed.

According to the site: “Space Exploration Technologies Corp. employees on Monday launched a putative class action suit in California court accusing it of fostering a racist working environment in which certain workers were subjected to slurs and passed over for promotions, making this the third employee suit to befall the rocket manufacturer in less than a month.

Plaintiffs Namon Nolan Allen and Shawonna Ross accused SpaceX of instituting policies that allowed abusive verbal behavior to persist and not allowing African-American and gay employees to be given the same terms of..” (remainder behind paywall)

In his 1959 novel Goldfinger, Ian Fleming wrote of the book’s namesake on encountering James Bond for the third time,

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

What initially appeared as a mostly run of the mill complaint by recently terminated workers is beginning to take on the more ominous appearance of something else, an orchestrated legal campaign against the company.

Or it could just be America being America.

What do you think?

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