It is common to hear that a junior employee has been fired but an executive fired for misconduct is a rare case. In his recent blog, Bruno Fagali explains why Ford CEO Raj Nair was fired. Raj has been working with the multinational since 1987. He began his career as an engineer then Technical Director then Global Director of Product Development and then finally promoted as CEO. An internal investigation was carried out by the compliance department at Ford following an anonymous complaint. The company did not give much information about the anonymous letter.
It is unclear as to what kind of misconduct (s) was carried out by the former CEO of Ford. However, Fagali observes that in the 90s the same company entered into a $22 million agreement with the EEOC over management prosecution over misconduct such as sexual harassment. In 2017 the company also parted with $10,125 million over the same issues. The newly appointed CEO Tim Hackett issued a statement assuring the community that the company will not tolerate any misconduct in the future. Fagali explains that the above case illustrates that all the employees in an organization must comply with the set standards whether junior or executive. A company that experiences cases of misconduct in regards to prejudice (sexual, racial, gender) and harassment should undertake training to help its employees understand the consequences of such actions. The training should be designed to prevent and monitor noncompliance within the company. In Brazil, a proof is required that the company carried a thorough internal investigation of the matter. In the United States, however, a proof is not a necessity.
Bruno Fagali is an expert lawyer in administrative law, compliance, ethics, urban law and regulatory law. He writes a blog post on his website about his interpretation of different cases in the world. He started his career back in 2006 and had worked with different law firms in Brazil. Currency he is the Corporate Integrity Manager at Nova/BS which is among the top advertising agency in Brazil. At NOVA/SB he helped come up with a new policy that recognizes both employees and members. He also has a practice named Fagali Law Firm that provides legal counsel and represent clients in courts. Fagali is known as a corporate lawyer helping drive transparency and integrity in Brazil by campaigning against acts such as corruption. Corruption is a significant concern among the public in Brazil, and its government is investing efforts in giving back faith to its citizens.
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