Whistleblowers who report wrongdoing deserve workplace protection for standing up for what is right.   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 and the North Carolina False Claims Act.  These acts are very similar in protection, as well as the incentive offered to whistleblowers who report fraud against government programs.

Under both the state and federal False Claim Acts, whistleblowers who report fraud against government programs 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.  Whistleblowers are also protected against 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 whistleblowers when reporting illegal activity and wrongdoing.  It is important to choose an experienced whistleblower lawyer who know which law best affords a given whistleblower protection.

If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation – or call 919-348-4361.

 

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