Elon Musk has made an apparent joke about the whistleblowers while promoting the latest piece of Tesla brand merchandise.
Musk’s tweet to his 65.1 million followers read “Give Tesla the whistle!” with a link to a $ 50 (£ 38) “Cyberwhistle”.
It is currently marked out of stock on the Tesla website.
In recent months, the electric car maker has faced lawsuits for alleged sexual harassment and racist abuse at its Fremont factory in California.
On the short thread, Musk also tweeted, “Don’t waste your money on that dumb Apple Cloth, buy our whistle!”, In a reference to the iPhone maker’s $ 19 microfiber polishing cloth that went on sale last month. last. latest.
“Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited edition Cyberwhistle is a premium collectible made from medical grade stainless steel with a polished finish. The whistle includes a built-in accessory for added versatility,” the description on the website reads.
The Cyberwhistle is shaped like the Cybertruck, the electric pickup that Musk announced two years ago.
The new vehicle was supposed to go into production later this year, but the company has since moved that date forward to next year.
The Cyberwhistle is found in the lifestyle products section of the Tesla website, which also includes items such as a $ 150 pitcher, a $ 30 “S3XY” logo mug, and various models of the company’s vehicles.
Musk is known for using Twitter to make jokes and fight his rivals.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request from the BBC for more information.
Last month, a worker at the Tesla factory in Fremont in California filed a lawsuit that said women face “nightmarish” conditions of rampant sexual harassment at the plant.
Jessica Barraza, who worked night shifts at the factory, said she experienced boos “almost daily” and inappropriate touching.
In October, Tesla was ordered to pay $ 137 million to Owen Diaz, an African-American employee at the Fremont plant, for failing to prevent him from mistreating him.
Díaz, who was an elevator operator from 2015 to 2016, had been subjected to a racially hostile work environment, a San Francisco court found.
Tesla questioned the verdict, but said it recognized that it was “not perfect.”