Fighting TESLA for Defaming me after speaking up

Hi everyone, 

My name is Cristina Balan. I am a passionate automotive woman engineer who was part of Tesla for quite a few years... 

I did loved Tesla and the idea behind it. It was amazing until I was faced with serious quality, safety and discrimination issues and I decided to speak up.

My entire team stood up for me and share their story as well in a long long meeting with our VP. That moment made me realize how strong we are if we stick together, but That made Tesla reacted in a way I never thought possible... 

Days later I was asked to send my resignation or if I’m not Tesla will make sure to deport all my teammates back to Mexico and the rest to Europe. Tesla’s legal told me they make sure none of them will never work in US again....

I couldn’t stay and watch so I did what was right and sent my resignation...and I was out of the company soon after and we’ve end up in an arbitration lawsuit, because of  what Tesla is making everyone sign a part of the employment papers an arbitration agreement so nobody will ever know how bad the situation really is in Tesla.

Three in a half years later after I left, an amazing reporter and author from Huffington Post, asked me a few times to allow him to write my story, which I did accept.  He did an amazing job to point out critical issues of my story, but that envolved Elon Musk which made Tesla very angry!

A few day later Tesla acted as they usually do with everyone who doesn’t please them, in a vendictive way and asked Huffington Post to add a note to the article, an outrageous note almost as big a the entire article for of disposable lies. 

Since then I tried to make Tesla take the note down and apologize for what they’ve wrote, but they’ve refused every time I’ve asked!

This year in January I sue Tesla for defamation libel in federal court, but now Tesla is fighting to get me under the close doors of arbitration so nobody will see the evidence and find the truth on how sick and vendictive they are.

I need your help to allow me to fight for my right of a Fair Justice System in Federal Court, not in arbitration where I was punished for rolling my eyes and explosively cross my hands, even if I won. 

Who knows maybe tomorrow all women we will be punished just for wearing a skirt or crossing our legs!!! 

I want to go even further then just my case, and show the Congress with a help of a senator, what level of corruption is hidden behind the close doors of arbitration if you are the company like Tesla who is hidding under a cult and an wonderful slogan “we are changing the world” 

Yes they do by crushing ours! 

It took me a lot of courage and effort to ask for your help, but I realize that this fight is bigger then Me, it is a wake up call that is threatening our freedom as an employee and the freedom and legal rights of all the women.

Thank you for your time and help,
Cristina Balan.

If you would like to know my entire story please check my blog:

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Cristina Balan 
Mukilteo, WA
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