Protection from workplace retaliation means that South Carolina employers cannot take retaliatory action against an employee, contractor or agent for reporting fraudulent conduct by their employer.
Under federal False Claims Act, South Carolina whistleblowers are entitled, and may seek compensation, for workplace discharge, firing, harassment, threats, demotions, reduction in pay, suspensions, or other discriminatory actions.
A whistleblower who is a victim of workplace retaliation is entitled to job reinstatement, double pack pay, interest on back pay, monetary damages for special damages, and reasonable attorney’s fees.
U.S. Congress recognized that without the help of inside employees, fraud often goes unreported. That is why the federal False Claims Act incentivizes whistleblowers by allowing whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any recover.
Miller Law Group has extensive experience representing whistleblowers. It is important for whistleblowers to seek experienced representation to protect their rights, included workplace retaliation.
For a free consultation, contact Miller Law Group, or call 919-348-4361