- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency says Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $295,000 to resolve a claim that the company unfairly fired a Hispanic employee in Minneapolis.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday it found that Wells Fargo retaliated against the woman for complaining she was being treated differently.

The EEOC says the woman reported to Wells Fargo that her supervisor told her not to speak Spanish during her non-duty time. The agency found that Wells Fargo disciplined and fired the employee for doing things other employees did without being disciplined.

Under the conciliation agreement, Wells Fargo will conduct annual training for all managers in the division where the employee worked.

Wells Fargo says it disagrees with the EEOC’s findings. The company says it has “zero tolerance” for any discrimination.


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