Shareholders in California may find themselves concerned over issues with how a business is handling certain matters that could become problematic. As investors in a company, the shareholders have the right to bring these matters to their attention to have them resolved in a timely manner. In some cases, the shareholders may feel the need to act against the company if they believe their financial interests are being jeopardized.
Tesla shareholders were concerned
Some Tesla shareholders were concerned about the working environments within the factories. Based on information from various sources, these shareholders believed that some factory workers were being subjected to discrimination. The concerned investors filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that the supposed poor working conditions could cause them financial harm as well as hurt their reputation.
The judge who oversaw the proceedings did not believe there was enough evidence to rule in favor of the shareholders. The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the investors may file again if they find more evidence to present to the court. They have 30 days to file an amended complaint after the dismissal.
Shareholders must protect their financial interests
Investing in a company usually means that one has an interest and appreciation for what the company does and stands for. When a California shareholder becomes concerned about the way things are being handled within that company, they have the right to take action to protect their financial interests. Infighting between shareholders, or disagreements between shareholders and the company, are best handled when legal assistance is provided by someone with knowledge of business litigation.