Why You Might Want to Report Fraud and Corporate Wrongdoing in Qui Tam Cases
The Rewards, Risks and Legal Protections Available to Whistleblowers
People who come forward to report corporate fraud and illegal activities usually do so because they are angry at the abuse of power or the company’s callous disregard for public safety. They may have tried to work within the company to change the situation, only to find their work life was made miserable or they were fired.
Ultimately, courageous employees and contractors come forward because it’s the right thing to do when taxpayer dollars or innocent lives are at stake.
Federal and state governments want to provide whistleblowers with protection and rewards. That’s what the federal False Claims Act and California Qui Tam law do for the brave people who expose wrongdoing.
The Benefit to You If You Choose to be a Whistleblower
- If the government brings a case against a company based upon your information, the government may recover up to three times the amount of money it lost as a result of the fraud. A whistleblower can receive a bounty of
15 to 25 percent of the money the government recovers (based upon the contribution to the case of the whistleblower and his or her attorneys).
- If the government chooses not to pursue the case, the whistleblower can still bring the case forward, with the potential for a reward of
25 to 30 percent of the money recovered.
In either case, the rewards can be substantial. The risks can also be substantial.
The Dolan Law Firm Protects Whistleblowers and Employees
People who are recognized under qui tam law as legitimate whistleblowers are protected against retaliation in the terms and conditions of their employment.
The attorneys at The Dolan Law Firm have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for employees who suffered workplace retaliation in terms of lost wages, demotion or firing after they brought illegal activity to light to the company, to shareholders, or to governmental agencies.
Our founder, attorney Christopher B. Dolan, was named California Lawyer of the Year and “a preeminent lawyer in the field of employment law” by California Lawyer magazine. He was named Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year for the State of California by the Statewide Trial Bar. Our firm is well prepared to tackle any case involving employee mistreatment.
If you are ready to report fraudulent dealings with the government or illegal acts that put the safety of employees or the public at risk, contact the San Francisco whistleblower protection lawyers
of The Dolan Law Firm.
All whistleblower cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until the case has been brought to court and you have received an award.