Individuals employed at companies in Colorado or elsewhere lose their jobs everyday. Generally there are valid reasons for it, such as poor employee performance or company downsizing. There are those who may feel that their terminations were unwarranted, however. Such is the case for a woman in another state who claims to be a victim of retaliation for failing to participate in unethical banking practices for Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo is no stranger to legal actions. It has dealt with a few over the last little while. In this most recent complaint against the company, a former branch assistant vice president claims that she was fired for refusing to take part in what see called unethical banking practices. She filed her lawsuit against Wells Fargo and three of her former supervisors on April 5. She is hoping to achieve reinstatement to her former position and compensation for her losses.
A spokesman for the company made a brief statement about Wells Fargo's non-retaliation policy. He also indicated that the three employees listed in the lawsuit still hold their positions with the company. Other than that, no further comments are expected regarding this specific case.
Colorado laws are in place to protect employees from retaliation in the workplace. Retaliation comes in many forms such as harassment, discrimination and even wrongful termination. Those who believe they are victims of such actions by their employers have the right to file legal complaints in order to seek damages. An experienced employment law attorney can assist in filing and litigating claims in civil court if, after investigating the matter, it is deemed appropriate.
Source: nj.com, "Wells Fargo exec was fired for not scamming N.J. customers, lawsuit says", Craig McCarthy, April 17, 2017