A “whistleblower” is an employee who discloses information to the government that gives reasonable cause to believe that his or her employer is involved in fraudulent activity against the government.
When an employee, or anyone in a position to report such fraud, steps forward and files a whistleblower (also known as Qui Tam) lawsuit, they may be rewarded by the government with a percentage of the recovery they participate in achieving.
Steps to take when reporting fraudulent activity by your employer:
What if my employer retaliates?
Several protections are provided to the whistleblower by the False Claims Act. Included in those protections are provisions stating that an employer is not allowed to retaliate against an employee that is a whistleblower. An employer cannot retaliate against an employee who refuses to partake in any activity that is violating a federal law or regulation. If the employer does take retaliatory action in any way, they may be required to compensate the employee and/or reinstate the whistleblower’s position and cover any lost wages or benefits.
Having an experienced Qui Tam attorney is key.
Finding the right Qui Tam Lawyer
The Qui Tam Attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represented whistleblowers in numerous Qui Tam suits. Government involvement with whistle blower cases often leads to the best results, and this is where years of experience in Qui Tam lawsuits make the difference. Our experience, reputation and resources enable us to communicate efficiently with the appropriate government agencies to initiate their involvement in Qui Tam litigation.
If you have knowledge that your employer is participating in fraudulent activity, it’s important to get your questions answered by a lawyer who is knowledgeable in the areas of Qui Tam litigation. Our whistle blower protection lawyers will handle your situation with complete confidentiality, answer your questions and explain your rights.
If you suspect that you have been a witness to fraud against the government, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page or call us toll-free at (888) 997-5170 for a free and confidential case evaluation.