Mehri & Skalet represents a class of female financial advisors who alleged they experienced gender discrimination as employees of Wachovia Securities, which became Wells Fargo Advisors.

The case settled in 2011. The settlement resolves claims of gender discrimination in compensation, promotions to branch management positions, and terms and conditions of employment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or any state or local anti-discrimination law. It included a $32 million fund and required the company to make significant changes to its internal policies and practices. In addition to the $32 million fund, the Defendants paid all costs of claims administration in this class action.  Approximately 3,060 women were members of the Class and affected by the settlement.

Case Documents:

Notice

Settlement Agreement

News:

M&S Press Release

Judge Approves $32 Million Final Wells Fargo Gender Bias Suit
Law360, June 8, 2011
By Carolina Bolado

Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $32 Million to Settle Bias Lawsuit
Bloomberg News, June 8, 2011
By Tom Schoenberg

$32 Million Settlement Covers 1,200 Female Brokers
Reuters, June 8, 2011
By Jonathan Stempel

Wells Fargo Reaches Settlement in Gender-Bias Suit
The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2011
By Jennifer Hoy Cummings