The False Claims Act incentivizes whistleblowers by allowing whistleblowers to receive up to 30% of any recovery, and also protects whistleblowers against workplace retaliation by employers. In addition to receiving a percentage of any recovery, if retaliated against a whistleblower may recover 2x back pay, reinstatement of employment, special damages, and attorney’s fees.
The most common areas for fraud against governmental programs are Healthcare Fraud and Government Contract Fraud. Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud costs our county billions of dollars each year. Because most fraud goes unreported, the government relies on brave whistleblowers, who are often inside employees, to report the fraudulent conduct.
To qualify for protection and a reward, a whistleblower must follow the specific requirements under the False Claims Act. It is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud.
Contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361.