Protecting whistleblowers is essential for the integrity of both our society and our economy. We should encourage and protect those who report fraud, waste, abuse, corruption or dangers to public health and safety. The federal False Claims Act does just that!
The False Claim Act was created to protect and encourage insiders to report fraud against government programs. To incentivizes whistleblowers to report fraud, the FCA allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any recovery, while also protecting whistleblowers against retaliation by their employers.
Claims filed under the False Claims Act are called “qui tam” lawsuits, and are filed under seal. It is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud. Failure to follow the specific requirements of the False Claims Act may cause a whistleblower to be ineligible for an award.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a fee consultation, or call 919-348-3461.