Whistleblower Sues Wells Fargo Bank Alleging Wrongful Termination

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Suit alleges that an Employee complained about Wells Fargo Bank engaging in gaming concerning consumer bank accounts.

A terminated female employee filed suit against Wells Fargo Bank alleging that she was subjected to unlawful discrimination and also retaliated against for complaining about the bank’s gaming involving consumer accounts. According to Wells Fargo Bank, gaming consists of opening accounts without customer’s consent, waiving fees inappropriately, inflating income on credit applications, closing and reopening or reclassifying an account for sales credit, and misrepresenting a bank product.

The Plaintiff employee worked in Pacific Palisades, California as a Customer Service and Sales Representative (CSSR). According to court documents, the Plaintiff’s job duties and responsibilities as a CSSR included, but were not limited to, opening new accounts, conducting transactions regarding existing accounts, and handling teller transactions, deposits and withdrawals.

As stated in court documents, the Plaintiff made it clear to the branch manager of the Wells Fargo Bank that she would not engage in such illegal practices. The court documents state that the Plaintiff complained to the bank’s human resources hotline. According to the court documents, once the Plaintiff complained about the illegal bank practices regarding gaming of consumer accounts, among other things, she was retaliated against, and ultimately terminated by Wells Fargo Bank.

The lawsuit is filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, (Case No. BC556952), and alleges that the Plaintiff was a whistleblower. The lawsuit seeks compensatory, emotional distress, and punitive damages for the termination of the Plaintiff.

The Law Office of Twila S. White represents the Plaintiff, http://www.terminationlawyer.com.

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