Whistleblowers protections are important to keep the integrity of society and economy. Reporting fraud, waste, abuse, corruption or dangers to public health and safety should be encouraged.
The lawyers at Miller Law Group have experience in protecting whistleblower’s rights in many different types of business sectors. Whether it is the financial industry, healthcare industry, construction industry, or manufacturing industry, there are many whistleblower laws that protect whistleblowers against retaliation.
The False Claim Act was created to encourage whistleblowers to report fraud against government programs. The FCA contains a “qui tam” provision that empowers whistleblowers to file claims on behalf of the government. If the claim is successful, a whistleblower may receive a percentage of any recover.
These claims are call qui tam lawsuits and are filed under seal to allow the government to investigate and decide whether to intervene in case. If the government intervenes, a whistleblower may receive up to 25% of any recovery.
The False Claims Act also contain provisions that protects a whistleblower from retaliation by an employer. Damages may include 2x back pay, special damages and attorney’s fees.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a fee consultation, or call 919-348-3461.
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