Former employees of Wells Fargo file lawsuit in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a dozen former employees of Wells Fargo in several states are suing the bank in federal court in South Dakota, alleging they were fired for minor criminal charges that had already been disclosed when they were hired.

The criminal records surfaced when Wells Fargo hired a company to conduct background checks on employees, the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2kSkLzJ) reported. The background checks were conducted in order to comply with a 2008 federal law that prohibited banks and mortgage lenders from employing people convicted of crimes involving dishonesty.

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