🎉 Tesla sues ex-employees?! 🚘

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🚘 Tesla is suing former employees

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🤑 Would you share your salary with everyone?

🤨 Politics in the workplace

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You’ve Been Served

A major confidential data breach in May leaked data from 75,735 Tesla employees. The data leaked included:

  • Social Security numbers

  • Customer bank details

  • Customer complaints about self-driving features

And even Elon Musk’s social security number. The leak includes 100 GB of confidential information.

The leak was shared with German newspaper, Handelsblatt.

Two employees have been identified and are being sued by Tesla…

In a notice posted on the Maine Attorney General’s website on Friday, Tesla said an investigation had found “two former Tesla employees misappropriated the information in violation of Tesla’s IT security and data protection policies” and that the electric automaker had since filed lawsuits against them.

Tesla is offering membership to Experian’s IdentityWorks to protect the workers whose data was leaked.

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Would You Share Your Salary With The World?

In an effort to improve pay equity, salary transparency is becoming more common. But Charlotte Chaze, founder of Break into Tech, took it to a whole new level.

On her LinkedIn profile, she listed her work experiences along with how much she made at each stop. The screenshot went viral on X (generating more than 4M views), and sparked an interesting conversation around sharing pay details.

Why are employees sharing their pay details?

Many employees feel they’re underpaid. Others share their salary to deter inbound opportunities that aren’t a salary match.

Definitely an interesting strategy to put your past salaries on your LinkedIn profile. But it does get people talkin’ about pay.

How People REALLY Feel About Politics at Work

They say you should never talk about three things:

  1. Politics

  2. Religion

  3. Money

But many people are throwing that advice out. 37% of people engage in political discussions at work (actively or passively). Nearly 63% ignore the conversations or listen, but don’t participate.

Experts warn against too much political discourse at work…

“Not only can discussing politics drive a wedge between you and your coworkers, it could also violate your company’s policies on political discourse

It could also be a risk to your job. Here is what the Society for Human Resource Management recommends as a template for prohibited behavior:

  • Circulating petitions

  • Counting or recounting votes

  • Conducting or participating in opinion polls

  • Demonstrating

  • Fundraising

  • Soliciting votes or contributions at any time in any work area of a [Business Name] facility

  • All other activities not considered part of the employee's normal duties

Not everyone will agree with your political opinions. Don’t shoot the messenger, we’re just here to party.

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