Bruno Fagali is well experience in a number of facets of the law. Whether its providing advice that is related to the laws themselves or the ethical codes that must be considered, he and his team are always ready to provide the necessary advice.
When it comes to the recent dismissal of a Ford CEO, Mr. Fagali took immediate notice. A story about a CEO being dismissed from a company after an investigation into their level of compliance has taken place is something that definitely aligns with many of the values that Bruno Fagali holds dear.
Raj Najr was recently relieved of his post as the president of Ford’s North American chapter and this news came as quite a shock to many. He was a career executive who spent much of his life making his way up the ladder and finding out that he had been the reason for anonymous complaints was surprising.
The complaint was received by the Communication Channel and an internal investigation took place shortly thereafter. Once this investigation was concluded, Najr was dismissed immediately. The statement that the company released was somewhat vague and this is something that Bruno Fagali has noted.
As far as the reasoning for his dismissal is concerned, it was said that Najr had violated the codes of conduct that had been established at Ford. While there hasn’t been any further elaboration on part of Ford, this situation provides an important lesson for students and even professionals who work in the world of law.
Bruno Fagali believes that Ford handled the issue in this manner in order to minimize the damage that was done to their image as a result of Najr’s wrongdoing. It is designed to mitigate the company’s liability and foist all of the responsibility for what has taken place onto Najr so that no further investigations would take place.
In his mind, companies should not be restricting the enforcement of their compliance rules to corruption related issues. He feels that companies should also practice social compliance. By regulating the actions that are related to prejudice and harassment, companies can place themselves in a better position going forward.