August 12, 2012
A man in Palm Beach County, Fla., is suing his former employer, saying he was terminated on a pretext because his late daughter’s cancer treatments were too expensive.
Yovany Gonzalez, 36, was a securities broker with Wells Fargo in Palm Beach County. He began his career as a mortgage consultant at a Wachovia bank branch, which was acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008.
One of his children, Mackenzie, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2008. During Mackenzie’s treatment, Gonzalez had to work irregular hours, “generally less than full time, and in several different locations,” the suit states.