Society benefits when people speak out about wrongdoing. While society benefits, the individual decision to report fraudulent or criminal activity is a difficult one. Whistle blower provisions in the Federal False Claims Act and the California Qui Tam law are meant to encourage people to report fraud to the government or law enforcement. Labor laws and workplace safety provisions protect vulnerable workers from exploitative or dangerous conditions. They may also protect someone from retaliation for reporting bad conduct. If you qualify as a whistle blower under the law, you may be entitled to a monetary award and you will be protected from retaliation by your employer. Whether or not you qualify, the level of protection you receive depends on what you are reporting and how you report it. The law is complex, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney to protect your interests.
The Dolan Law Firm has the experience and resources to protect you in whistle blower litigation. Our trial attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in the field of employment law. Our record of success includes obtaining a $20 million verdict for Patricia Williams who was wrongfully terminating her after she blew the whistle on fraud at former employer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the nation’s largest timeshare company.
Blow The Whistle On Fraudulent Or Dangerous Activity
You can receive protection for reporting fraud in a variety of circumstances. The False Claims Act allows for something called qui tam lawsuits. These lawsuits allow you to take the place of the government in a claim involving fraud. If you can prove the government was defrauded, you will receive a percentage of the recovery. These cases generally involve things like military and defense contractor fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud and construction fraud.
If the wrongful conduct does not involve the government, you may still want to come forward. If you discover that your employer is breaking the law, you need to speak with an attorney about possible whistle blower protection.
Contact Our Whistle Blower Law Firm Today
It is possible to protect the public, expose illegal activity and still suffer for it under the law. How you bring the truth to light matters. At the Dolan Law Firm, we can advise you of your rights, explain the benefits and drawbacks of coming forward and help you make the choice that is right for you. We can gather the information you need to make your decision before you are exposed to risk. Call us at 415-636-8160 or contact us online to discuss your situation.
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- Rewards, Risks and Legal Protections for Whistleblowers
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