Chrysler fires 13 employees involved in drinking during lunch break, suspends two

Chrysler workers busted for drinking, smoking pot on lunch break

Last week, Fox News, broke a story of some 15 employees that were using their lunch break to drink alcohol and consume some marijuana. All 15 employees were identified and suspended without pay.

Chrysler announced yesterday that it has completed the investigation of the Jefferson North employees and has fired 13 of the employees for violating the Company’s Standards of Conduct. Two remaining employees will receive a one month disciplinary layoff without pay.

“As is evidenced by the swift action taken in this matter, it should be clear that Chrysler Group will not tolerate such behavior and will continue to evaluate its protocols to ensure that something like this does not happen again,” Chrysler said in a statement.

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The Auburn Hills automaker said that customers can be assured that the Jefferson North Assembly Plant has implemented a comprehensive quality system for all of the vehicles it builds and that the system has redundant controls that do not allow a single person’s error to result in a quality problem flowing to the customer.

– By: Omar Rana