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Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Quoted About Suspicious Investigation of Allegations of Retaliation

An article titled CFPB opens new investigation in bid to exonerate bureau managers on discrimination quotes DC whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman about a suspicious investigation that appears designed to exonerate a CFPB official accused of retaliation.  An investigation conducted about one year ago by an independent investigator identified  a “toxic workplace” environment in a certain unit.  During recent Congressional testimony, the independent investigator stated that she “found that the general environment in Consumer Response is one of exclusion, retaliation, discrimination, nepotism, demoralization, devaluation, and other offensive working conditions which constitute a toxic workplace for many of its employees.”

Nearly one year following that investigation, the Bureau has retained a law firm to conduct an “independent” investigation that appears designed to exonerate a Bureau official accused of retaliation.  The article quotes whistleblower attorney Jason Zuckerman about the investigation:

“I think the outcome of the new report is pretty clear,” said Jason Zuckerman, Martin’s attorney, who successfully represented Martin. “They are trying to exonerate themselves.” “The only way this could be a legitimate investigation is if it was not influenced by people who have a stake in the outcome. I can’t see any legitimate purpose in this,” Zuckerman said in an interview.

 

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.