Former Tesla employees have accused the company of failing to pay overtime and paid sick leave in a new lawsuit.

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Former employees accused the automaker of violating labor laws in a proposed class-action lawsuit Thursday in California federal court. Reuters reported.

Two workers previously employed at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant are seeking more than $5 million in damages in the proposed civil suit, which they hope will represent thousands of Tesla employees.

The anonymous employees accuse the company of failing to pay overtime and sick leave, failing to reimburse employees for work expenses, failing to provide them with adequate breaks, and failing to provide employees written quotes of their expected yield, according to Reuters.

Lawsuit comes as Tesla faces complaints of racial harassment and discrimination in another complaint filed against the company by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That complaint says the company allowed harassment against black workers in its California factories.

Wei “Walter” Huang’s family claims in the lawsuit that the autopilot’s design was defective and responsible for Huang’s death. Tesla plans to call a second Apple engineer as a witness at trial to testify that Huang was playing a game on his phone when the car crashed, according to court records.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on Friday.

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