The False Claims Act was created to incentivize whistleblowers to report fraud against government programs by allow the whistleblower to receive a percent of any recovery.
There are also provisions in the False Claims Act that protect whistleblowers from workplace retaliation for reporting fraud. Damages may include reinstatement of employment, two times loss of pay, attorney’s fees and special damages.
To protect your rights under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers should speak with an experienced whistleblower attorney prior to reporting the fraud.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361.