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FCA Defeats Fired Plant Worker’s Racial Discrimination Appeal

April 8, 2021, 7:18 PM

An Illinois plant worker fired by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC failed to present enough evidence that his termination, after he was twice found to have violated the company’s anti-harassment policy, was motivated by racial bias, the Seventh Circuit affirmed Thursday.

Wesley Gamble worked at FCA’s Belvidere assembly plant. Two female employees complained that Gamble had sexually harassed them by making inappropriate comments. Human resources interviewed several witnesses, concluded that Gamble had violated FCA’s anti-harassment policy, and issued him a written warning.

Two years later Gamble’s supervisor reported that he’d witnessed Gamble acting inappropriately toward a female subordinate, who corroborated...

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