We all feel pressure from our employers to perform well at our jobs. But what happens when that pressure goes too far? In the case of Wells Fargo, many employees claim that was what drove them to commit fraud.
It wasn't just a few employees who created sham accounts to up their sales numbers. In fact, Wells Fargo reports that they have fired at least 5,300 employees for this behavior since 2011. Despite this staggering number, Wells Fargo executives deny any liability for this behavior, claiming it is not due to the company's aggressive sales structure but a group of unethical workers.