Wells Fargo to Pay $295,000 for Alleged Retaliation

  27 July 2016

Wells Fargo & Company has agreed to pay $295,000 to resolve adiscrimination/retaliation charge filed by the U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC, Wells Fargo disciplined and terminated a Minneapolis Wells Fargo employee in retaliation for complaining of differential treatment based on her race and national origin. The employee allegedly reported to the Wells Fargo human resources department that she was being subjected to differential treatment and that her supervisor told her not to speak Spanish during her non-duty time. Shortly thereafter, Wells Fargo allegedly initiated discipline and ultimately terminated the employee for practices other employees regularly engaged in without discipline. In addition to the monetary relief, the conciliation agreement requires Wells Fargo to conduct four hours of annual training for all managers and supervisors in the personal insurance business division where the employee worked and to distribute to all employees annually an electronic mail message affirming its commitment to diversity,multilingual ability and the use of languages other than English in theworkplace. Wells Fargo has all agreed to report to the EEOC all allegations of discrimination or retaliation annually during the term of the three-year agreement. Read more here.