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Bank Settles Reno Harassment Case

Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Reno to settle a sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit accused a female manager and another female teller of subjecting the four women to a "sexually hostile work environment" dating to December 2010.

The EEOC said one of the tellers resigned in 2011 because she no longer could tolerate the graphic sexual comments, gestures and images. The commission said the women also were told that they should wear sexually provocative clothing to help attract customers and advance in the workplace. 

Assistant bank vice president Tony Timmons said Wednesday it was an isolated incident. He said Wells Fargo is committed to a welcoming work environment.
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