Female engineer sues Tesla, describing a culture of 'pervasive harassment' A female engineer at Tesla has accused Elon Musk’s car company of ignoring her complaints of “pervasive harassment”, paying her a lower salary than men doing the same work, promoting less qualified men over her and retaliating against her for raising concerns. The allegations of AJ Vandermeyden, who still works at the celebrated electric car manufacturer, paint a picture of a hostile work environment dominated by men where inappropriate sexual behavior is tolerated and women face numerous barriers to advance their careers. This is very unfortunate if her claims are correct. She certainly has guts going forward while she still works there, I am not sure I would be able to do that in a similar situation. I work as a female engineer in a male dominated field (aerospace engineering), and I am the only female on my team working in a manufacturing environment. However, my company is night and day from what's being described here. I am currently the highest paid engineer and the lead on my team, and have been treated fairly and equally compared to my male coworkers based on my performance. Talking to women who worked in my company in the 80s, it didn't always used to be that way, and the company has worked very hard to change that culture. I think it greatly benefits a company to really care about these issues, as when everyone feels like they are equal parts of the team, the whole team is more productive. Hope Tesla gets this solved if this is a pervasive issue.