Tesla Countersues California Agency That Filed Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Tesla has countersued the California agency that filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company, alleging that the government organization violated state law in bringing about the suit.

The electric-vehicle maker, in the suit filed Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court, said the California Civil Rights Department—previously known as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing—violated state rules by filing the lawsuit without seeking public comment or holding a public hearing.