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Wells Fargo’s Response to Harassment Dooms Black Banker’s Claim

July 30, 2021, 4:37 PM

Wells Fargo Bank adequately responded to the racial harassment complaint of a Black personal banker in Plano, Texas, by promptly investigating and then firing the co-worker primarily responsible for the alleged abuse, the Eastern District of Texas ruled.

DeMarcus Douglas was also granted a leave of absence while the weeks-long investigation played out and for several months afterwards, which ensured that he and Billy Ansley never again worked together, the court said.

“The course of action taken by Wells Fargo is precisely the course of action the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has held constitutes prompt remedial ...

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