A California bullet train consultant facing allegations that its executives retaliated against employees for bringing forth negative information about the project has hired a law firm to independently investigate the matter.

The investigation was disclosed by the California High-Speed Rail Authority at a meeting of its Board of Directors on Tuesday where it separately approved a plan to help fund the modernization of Los Angeles Union Station.

The Times first reported the allegations about the firm, Montreal-based WSP, last month.

Brian Kelly, chief executive of the rail authority, said that WSP, which it calls its “rail delivery partner,” hired the law firm to investigate allegations by former WSP employees quoted in The Times.

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