Joining the Third, Fifth and Seventh Circuits, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held a “but-for” standard for causation shall apply to retaliation claims under the federal False Claims Act, U.S. ex rel. Cody v. ManTech, Int’l, Corp., 2018 WL 3770141 (4th Circuit).
The anti-retaliation provision under the federal False Claims Act, 3730(h), grants protection to whistleblowers who suffer from workplace retaliation for reporting fraud or unlawful acts in violation of the FCA.
Like the federal FCA, the North Caroline False Claims Act provides similar whistleblower protections. Since not all retaliatory conduct is sanctionable under the False Claims Act, deciding whether to report fraud is not an easy decision.
It is important for whistleblowers to consult with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud. Know how to report the fraud is essential in protecting your rights as a whistleblower.
Miller Law Group, PLLC has experienced North Carolina whistleblower lawyers who regularly represent whistleblowers in Healthcare Fraud, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Anti-Kickback Fraud, and Government Contract Fraud.
Contact us, or call for a free consultation, 919-348-4361.