Toyota Threatens End to Turkey Investment on Lawsuits, Star Says

Toyota Motor Co. (7203), the world’s best- selling automaker in the first half of the year, is threatening to stop investing in Turkey after a number of employees filed lawsuits against it, the Star reported, without saying where it got the information.

Toyota sent a delegation to meet with officials from Turkey’s Labor Ministry after an employee won 150,000 liras ($83,000) in compensation from a Turkish court for loss of feeling in a finger, prompting about 15 other employees to pursue cases against the company, the Istanbul-based newspaper said.

Toyota had earlier been accused of discriminating against employees who practice the Islamic faith, according to Star.

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