Blowing the whistle on fraud can be intimidating, to say the least. It takes courage to report your employer for committing fraud. Whistleblowers are understandably worried about their own employment if they report their employer’s fraudulent conduct. It’s a big decision, so here are some things every potential whistleblower should consider before reporting fraud.
The first decision a whistleblower should make is to affirmatively decide on whether, or not, to report the fraud. Is fraud really being committed? What will happen to me, if I report the fraud? Do I have the right evidence to report the fraud? Can I report the fraud anonymously? These questions, as well as others, should be considered before making the decision to become a whistleblower.
The best way to evaluate whether you should become a whistleblower is to consult with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer that has experience representing whistleblowers will be familiar with the False Claims Act, and the proof necessary to support a viable claim. An experienced lawyer will also know how to protect a whistleblower from retaliation by an employer.
Stacy Miller, II, at Miller Law Group, has represented many whistleblowers who have chosen to report fraud. “On two separate occasions Stacy Miller provided free consultations to help me make the best decision about reporting fraud against my employer,” anonymous whistleblower.
Regardless of your decision, tell NO ONE! It is imperative that you reveal the facts and considerations to your attorney only. If word were to get out about your whistleblower status, it could jeopardize your case.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower to report Medicaid and Medicare Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Government Contact Fraud, or other fraud against the government, contact an experienced lawyer first.
Contact Stacy Miller at Miller Law Group, or call 919-348-4361 for a free consultation.