FREMONT, Calif. -- Katy Cameron, 54, a former quality inspector, is suing Toyota Motor Corp.'s joint venture with General Motors, claiming her managers harassed and demoted her for reporting production defects. Cameron alleges that managers at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. here routinely altered her quality audit reports to delete references to defects.
Victor Vanov, a spokesman for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. in Erlanger, Ky., said Toyota would not discuss the lawsuit. "Quality has never been compromised coming out of that plant," he said. NUMMI builds the Toyota Corolla sedan and Tacoma pickup, and the Pontiac Vibe.