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Wells Fargo Beats Lawsuit Alleging Workers Were Denied Breaks

May 13, 2022, 8:58 PM

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. defeated an attempt to revive a lawsuit over claims the company failed to provide meal breaks to employees, after an appellate court found that a lower court’s errors didn’t prejudice the workers.

A trial court in San Diego found that Wells Fargo workers Ashraf Hamideh and Pouya Abdolrasoul couldn’t bring claims under the Private Attorneys General Act, which deputizes aggrieved employees in California to seek civil penalties for Labor Code violations.

Hamideh and Abdolrasoul failed to show they were aggrieved employees, because they didn’t establish a meal break violation against themselves, the court said.

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