Last Sunday night, the television news-magazine 60 Minutes featured a
GAP Senior Counsel
Click here to watch the 60 Minutes segment (http://goo.gl/GzOgb).
Foster oversaw an investigation in the summer of 2007 of multiple branches in the
When Foster asked Countrywide's Internal Audit to investigate Employee Relations, the company not only chose to conceal Foster's allegations from BofA, it directed Employee Relations to investigate Foster.
In the meantime, BofA was identifying Countrywide employees for roles in the newly merged entity. In
Foster eventually learned of the investigation and that Countrywide's Employee Relations managers had been questioning her staff and using coercion and intimidation in an attempt to obtain derogatory characterizations. Soon after that, Foster was interviewed by an SVP of Employee Relations and an SVP of Internal Audit. Although Foster's manager raised concerns of retaliation to Countrywide executives prior to her interview, and Foster complained of the retaliatory acts during her interview, those allegations were ignored. Instead, Countrywide's Employee Relations convinced BofA managers to terminate Foster, which occurred on
Instead of accepting a payment of almost
OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr.
BofA has challenged
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