Melinda Bini has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo bank and three supervisors from the branch she worked at in Highland Park, NJ. As mentioned in MSN Money, Bini accused her superiors of running or knowing about the scheme and says she was retaliated against and later fired for refusing to participate. Bini, a former assistant vice president and regional private banker, is seeking her job back and damages.
Wells Fargo paid $185 million in fines to federal and local authorities after it acknowledged that its employees opened as many as 2 million checking and credit card accounts without customers’ authorization.
“Our non-retaliation policy makes clear that no team member may be retaliated against for providing information about suspected unethical or illegal activities or possible violations of any Wells Fargo policies,” said Kevin Friedlander, a spokesman for the bank.