PB POST | Suburban Lantana Man Accuses Wells Fargo of Firing Him as Daughter was Dying of Cancer

Suburban Lantana Man Accuses Wells Fargo of Firing Him as Daughter was Dying of Cancer

WEST PALM BEACH — Struggling to keep his family together while his 4-year-old daughter battled a rare form of cancer, Yovany Gonzalez appealed to his bosses at Wells Fargo to let him work irregular hours.

For two years, the banking giant accommodated the Lantana-area man, allowing him to work part time, often at offices far from the branch near his home, so he could be with Mackenzie as doctors tried to shrink her rapidly growing tumors. Then in 2010, days before Mackenzie was to undergo yet another surgery, he was fired from his job as a mortgage and securities consultant.

The bank said it was for falsifying his time sheets. But in a lawsuit filed this month in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Gonzalez claims the allegation was trumped up so the bank could escape the escalating costs of his daughter’s treatment.

“Wells Fargo terminated Gonzalez to avoid the need to further accommodate him in light of his daughter’s illness and to avoid incurring additional expense associated with her treatment,” his attorney, Jack Scarola, wrote in the lawsuit.

Mackenzie died March 1, 2011, seven months after the bank fired her father, cutting off his health insurance. While hospital officials in Jacksonville canceled a scheduled surgery for Mackenzie when Gonzalez lost his insurance, Scarola said there is no evidence it contributed to her death — yet.

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Copy of the lawsuit below…

Glad to see the local press take up this story.

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Gonzalez vs Wells Fargo

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3 Responses to “PB POST | Suburban Lantana Man Accuses Wells Fargo of Firing Him as Daughter was Dying of Cancer”
  1. StuckinSoPa says:

    On a side note, back before vested rights was voted into law, I worked for more than just one company that had vicious personnel who’s only job was to get you fired, FOR ANY REASON, starting a couple years before, and going right up to your retirement date. In fact, it happened to my own father who retired in 1972. After he turned 62, his company (47 years!) did everything but hire a hit man to take him out, so determined were they to get him to quit because they couldn’t fire him with his outstanding record. And of course, before vested rights, if you quit or were fired, FOR ANY REASON, right up to your last work day, you lost your entire pension.

    I often wondered what kind of conscious these people had, slapping themselves on the back because they “got rid of another one.”

    And then when it came THEIR turn to get shafted, could not figure out why.

    Of course, then the SOB’s sued and it made the papers. Texico’s major finger slapping in court some years ago comes to mind.

  2. MARGETTA LANGLOIS PRO.SE says:

    I AM SO SORRY, FOR YOUR LOSS, IT’S ASHAME THE HOSPITAL DIDN ‘T DO THE OPERATION, ON IT’S

    OWN MONIES

    THE WORLD OUT THERE IS HEARTLESS,CRUEL & DISGUSTING, & SHAME, SHAME ON THESE BANKS

    I’D BLOW THE WHISTLE ON HOW CORRUPT THESE BANK ARE,

    THEY MADE ENOUGH ON PEOPLE STEALING THEIR HOMES, THEY RE PATHETIC.

    IF I WAS ON THE JURY I’D GUARANTEE YOU I WOULD FIND IN YOUR FAVOR…

    TAKE A “JURY’ TRIAL….DO NOT “TRUST” ANY ‘JUDGE’ …..TRIAL…

    I HOPE JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL FOR YOU.. ONCE AGAIN I AM VERY SORRY.

    PLEASE DO NOT THINK I M AWFUL.

    BUT I HOPE WHOEVER FIRED YOU GET’S THEIR’S , GOD DOES NOT LIKE UGLY,

    MAY SHE REST IN PEACE….

    I HOPE YOU WIN YOUR CASE

    IT WON;T BRING HER BACK BUT I’S SUE THEM FOR EVERYTHING…

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THE OUTCOME IS

    PLEASE POST IT THEY SHOULD PA,Y DEARLY. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS;TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY

    MARGIE 727 326-3629

  3. Bobbi Swann says:

    Such a beautiful child! Children are innocent creatures and this one was so horribly abused by WF. I don’t understand how people could actually have a clear conscience who would have participated in this abuse. How horrid for these parents to know that treatment or surgery would have spared her death and that it comes from the hands of those at WF. If I were such a parent you would have to hold me back from taking “arms” against them. This is definitely 60-minute material to be broadcast all across the United States! Even the fire of Hell is too good for those responsible!

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