Tesla this week sent an email to advisers admonishing about the impact of on-going press leaks.

The email reminded advisers that each of them signed acquaintance agreements, admonishing the aggregation would take action adjoin those it felt were in violation, including “termination of employment, claims for damages, and even bent charges.”

It appears that Tesla’s aegis team sent the email after reporters broke abundant abortive belief about the aggregation over the past few weeks. These belief noted a abortion to secure an absolution on tariffs for its Chinese-made components, a number of assembly glitches at its Fremont plant, a damaged accord with array cell supplier (and Gigafactory partner) Panasonic, long waits for Tesla annual and repair, and Musk’s on-going feud with short sellers on Twitter.

According to a report, the email was shared with the advertisement and absolute with assorted accepted employees, all of which requested anonymity. Here’s the email, in its entirety:

Subj. Please Read – Acquaintance Reminder

If you read the news, you know that there is an acute amount of public absorption in annihilation accompanying to Tesla. As a result of our success, we will abide to see an absorption from people who will do annihilation to see us fail. This includes people who are actively gluttonous proprietary advice for their own gain, targeting Tesla advisers through claimed networks or on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. These solicitations are not only potentially damaging to our company, they can also be illegal, putting you and your colleagues/friends at risk for abortion or even the achievability of bent charges.

As an agent and a shareholder, each of us has a albatross to aegis all advice and technology we use and accomplish every day.

When anyone joins Tesla, they agree they “will hold in strictest aplomb and will not disclose, use, abode upon or publish” any of Tesla’s arcane and proprietary information. Tesla will take action adjoin those who break leak proprietary business advice or breach the non-disclosure obligations to which we all agreed. This includes abortion of employment, claims for damages, and even bent charges. If you would like addition copy of your Acquaintance Agreement, please send an email to your HR accomplice or email [HR email abode redacted].

If you accept a abode for advice via social media do not acknowledge and please advanced it anon to [Security email abode redacted].

The aegis team will actuate whether any added action is necessary.

We admit that not anybody who leaks advice may be doing so carefully or with an intent to harm the company. To that point, we ask that you assume what you are alive on is sensitive, and do not share capacity of your work with friends, family, or people alfresco the organization.

Contact [Security email abode redacted] if you think you or your team may annual from training or a more complete compassionate of how to assure our bookish acreage and arcane business information.

If you’re unsure about what constitutes unacceptable behavior, actionable disclosures or theft of bookish property, here are some recent examples to allegorize inappropriate conduct and the abeyant consequences:

* This month, an agent posted the dial-in advice of an centralized affair on social media. This agent was articular and concluded the afterward day.

* A felony charge was filed last month adjoin a former agent who exfiltrated arcane business advice from the Tesla domain to his claimed annual and threatened to acknowledge arcane aggregation information.

* A former agent uploaded Tesla bookish acreage to a claimed iCloud annual and left the aggregation for a competitor. Tesla filed a accusation and is suing him for burglary trade secrets.

* Tesla filed a accusation adjoin former advisers and a adversary for burglary proprietary advice and trade secrets to help the adversary leapfrog past years of work needed to beforehand and run its own warehousing, logistics, and account ascendancy operations.

* In January an agent was articular for administration arcane business advice on Twitter, including assembly numbers, with journalists. The agent was concluded for actionable their NDA and Tesla’s Communications policy.

It’s every employee’s albatross to honor and sustain our ability of beforehand and sharing, while still constant by aggregation policy. To do contrarily would be a disservice to your colleagues, our mission, and the hard work you do every day. Thank you for doing your part to beforehand Tesla’s mission by adopting acquaintance and attention your admired work.

For Tesla, the leaks adumbrate some of its recent contributions to the electric agent space, including the beforehand made on automatic accomplishment and the solar roof at its Sparks, Nevada array plant and Musk’s affiance during a recent broker call that Tesla will be a driverless car aggregation worth $500 billion in the near future.

Currently, Tesla’s market cap sits at $42 billion, making this a rather lofty proclamation.

The leaks also come at a bad time for Musk and Tesla. The aggregation is currently attractive to raise cash. Reports announce that Tesla seeks to raise $650 actor in equity and $1.35 billion in convertible bonds. Corporate filings announce that the aggregation intends to use the cash as a sort of buffer, in case demand weakens or we enter a recession.

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