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Wells Fargo employees fired for ‘simulation of keyboard activity’

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“Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards and does not tolerate unethical behaviour,” a company spokesperson told Bloomberg.

The total number of employees fired weren’t disclosed, but they were all in the company’s wealth- and investment-management unit, according to the report.

The employees’ work arrangements also weren’t stated, as cases of keyboard simulation became more popular during the pandemic when employees were working remotely.

Monitoring employees

Such attempts have prompted employers to beef up their surveillance tools in a bid to monitor their remote employees, including tracking their mouse and keyboard behaviour, and ensure productivity.

A report from 2023 revealed that 96% of remote companies in the United States are utilising some form of employee monitoring software, including 37% who require employees to be on video.

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