Whistleblowers are entitled to protection for reporting fraud against the government. Miller Law Group has over 50 years of combined experience protecting whistleblowers rights.
There are many state and federal laws that protect whistleblowers from workplace retaliation. One of the most common is the federal False Claims Act. The FCA was enacted to incentivize and protect whistleblowers who report fraud against the government.
Whistleblowers who bring claims under the False Claims Act may be entitled to receive a percent of any recovery. Such claims are called qui tam lawsuits, which are filed under seal by the whistleblower. The FCA also protects whistleblowers from workplace retaliation by an employer. Damages may include, two times back pay, reinstatement, special damages, and attorneys’ fees.
The most common types of claims under the False Claims Act are cases involving Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Government Contract Fraud, and Federal Grant Fraud.
There are many statutory laws that protect whistleblower for reporting illegal activity and wrongdoing. It is important to choose an experienced whistleblower lawyer who know which law best affords a given whistleblower protect.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation – or call 919-348-4361.
South Carolina Whistleblower Protection for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud