Bank fires employee because she shoplifted 40 years ago5/8/2012
A Milwaukee woman was canned last week after her employer, Wells Fargo, found out through a background check that she was convicted of shoplifting - 40 years ago. Yolanda Quesada was shown the door by her supervisor after five years on the job as a customer service agent. "I did do the crime and, you know, I had just come out of high school," says Quesada. A bank spokesman explained that federal law precludes Wells Fargo from hiring or retaining an employee with a criminal record. Quesada wants her job back, but her termination letter says she's forever banned from working at the financial institution.
Should Wells Fargo have fired the employee?