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Tesla fires three more, overriding guidance allowing workers to stay home during pandemic

The company, which reopened despite county orders in May at CEO Elon Musk's direction, told workers they could remain home if they had reservations about working during a pandemic. Foto: AP/Mark Lennihan

SAN FRANCISCO - Three Tesla workers say they've been fired from their jobs after opting to stay home from the Fremont, Calif. factory rather than risk being potentially exposed to covid-19.

The company, which reopened despite county orders in May at CEO Elon Musk's direction, told workers they could remain home if they had reservations about working during a pandemic. If "you feel uncomfortable coming back to work at this time, please do not feel obligated to do so," Musk told workers in an email in May as he reopened the production plant...

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