"In November, the newly Wells Fargo CEO Sloan, told employees that retaliation against whistle-blowers would “not be tolerated at Wells Fargo.” This comes too late for former bank employees who say they were fired for calling attention to abusive, or fraudulent account practices that resulted in the dismissal of 5,300 employees. Consider the case of Ricky M. Hansen Jr., a branch manager in Arizona, who identified multiple fraudulent account openings at his branch, and reported the matter to his superiors. Instead of investigating the accusations, his manager warned him "You have to decide if you want a job here. You can either run with us or not,’” he said, according to an affidavit. "‘Play ball or get out '"Mr. Hansen was fired, and has “struggled to find a new job” &“suffered a stroke because of the stress of the whole situation.” His manager was promoted to district manager."