General Motors fires employees over Indian recall
NEW DELHI (AFP) -- General Motors (GM) has fired “several employees” after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114,000 of its Chevrolet Tavera sport-utility vehicles in India.
The recall of the popular models, announced on Wednesday, came after GM employees reportedly swapped engines in new Tavera models for lower-emission engines to meet standards. It is one of the largest ever vehicle recalls in India.
“Several employees” were dismissed after an internal investigation “identified violations of company policy", the company said in an e-mail to AFP. The Detroit-based automaker did not disclose the nature of the violations or specify the number of employees dismissed but said GM takes “these matters very seriously and hold our leaders and employees to high standards”.
“When those standards are not met, we will take the appropriate action to hold employees accountable,” the company said.