A Texas attorney is denying he’s the man behind a racist comment directed at a Chinese American job applicant, reported The Daily Mail.
Charlie Liu posted on Linked In that he had already quit his job when Tesla rescinded its job offer to him saying “that the position was no longer needed”
Liu says Tesla originally had pushed back his start date two weeks, but then withdrew its offer, according to SF Gate.
“How can a company, especially one as large as Tesla, play with our lives like this?” he said in his post on LinkedIn. “If anyone from Tesla wants to reach out and tell me how in the world this is ethical, I would love to hear it.”
Many people expressed empathy for Liu.
“Put the blame where it belongs and call Tesla out for victimizing. We need to hold corporations accountable for how they treat our fellow human beings,” wrote one.
Others said Tesla did the same thing to them.
“I have almost the same experience as yours. About two months ago, I finished my onsite and received an email from Tesla said they’re willing to move forward me with an offer for software engineer role and they will start working on an official offer soon. However, a week later they decided to add an extra round after the onsite interview. I passed that round and the recruiter suddenly told me to have two extra round because of the hiring manager’s request. And they eventually fail me on that.
It was post from Karan Joshi, however, that drew outrage and accusations of racism.
“Hey Charlie, the Wuham lab may have an opening. Good luck.
That comment has since been deleted by the attorney from Thomas J Henry Law.
The firm has since issued a statement on LinkedIn saying someone hacked into Joshi’s account and that he didn’t post the comment.
“Today one of our employees notified our office that an offensive statement was posted from his LinkedIn account to the profile of another LinkedIn user. The employee informed us he was not the source of this message and that he believes his LinkedIn account has been hacked. The employee is currently working with LinkedIn to investigate the source of the hack and has requested that the offending statement be removed immediately. The firm is awaiting further investigation from LinkedIn regarding their investigation.”
As for Liu, one recruiter has since offered to help him.
“I am a recruiter looking for engineers! Let’s set up a time to chat, she said.
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