Wells Fargo to pay $295K after firing Spanish speaking worker

MINNEAPOLIS –

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday that the agency determined Wells Fargo retaliated against a Hispanic woman who complained she was being treated differently for speaking Spanish.

According to the federal agency, the Minneapolis employee will receive $295,000 from Wells Fargo to resolve the claim that she was fired unfairly. The EEOC said the woman’s supervisor told her not to speak Spanish during her non-duty time, and an investigation of her claim showed Wells Fargo disciplined and fired her for doing things other employees did without reprimand.

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