U.S. Government Offers Resources to Current or Former Wells Fargo Employees

After recent reports regarding employment activities at Wells Fargo, questions have been raised about compliance with labor laws.  The U.S. Department of Labor pledged to take these allegations seriously and offers current or former employees of Wells Fargo the opportunity to ask questions with the Department’s Wage and Hour Division, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and/or OSHA.

Under U.S. law, certain employees who feel they were terminated or retaliated against for complaining of unlawful activity or whistleblowing, not paid properly, have issues with retirement or health benefits plans, believe they were unlawfully discriminated against because of their protected class (race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status) may have legal rights.  Besides the federal laws, state laws may offer further protection.    For more information, contact the appropriate governmental agency in your state or contact an employment attorney to discuss your concerns.

Department of Labor Online:  https://www.dol.gov/wellsfargo/