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Ford Cites `Inappropriate Behavior’ in Senior Executive’s Ouster

Feb. 22, 2018, 2:55 PM

Ford Motor Co. ousted the head of its most important business unit because of unspecified “inappropriate behavior,” the latest in a litany of setbacks to hit the U.S. automaker.

An internal probe found that Raj Nair, president of Ford’s North America operations, engaged in behavior “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct,” according to a statement. Ford began the investigation after a recent anonymous complaint from within the company.

While Ford declined to detail what led to Nair’s immediate exit, he’s departing as misconduct befalls prominent men from Washington to Hollywood. Although high-profile firings clearly linked to the #MeToo movement...

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