A whistleblower or qui tam claim is a lawsuit where the “whistleblower” reports a corporation or an individual who is cheating the United States. Examples include, contractor fraud, Medicare Fraud and tax evaders. Whistleblowers in the United States serve the very important purpose of holding companies and corporations responsible for illegal actions. Without people who are willing to blow the whistle, consumers, employees and the public will continue to suffer harm as a result of the wrongdoing.
There are a variety of state and federal benefits offered to whistleblowers to encourage reporting, including protection from employment retaliation and threats, as well as the possibility of multi-million dollar damage awards. At the Whistleblower Law Firm, our whistleblower lawyers handle whistleblower cases, also known as qui tam actions throughout all 50 states. Our experienced whistleblower attorneys are committed to representing employees and non-employees in whistleblower protection claims. Our nationwide representation allows us to handle complex claims while relying on local resources.
Getting Your Whistleblower Questions Answered
After witnessing or learning of illegal business practices such as tax fraud, False Claims Act violations, Medicare fraud, contractor fraud or mortgage fraud, you may be wondering what to do next.
Reporting illegal business practices is critical to the security and safety of the public, but the decision to report often leads to a number of important whistleblower questions, including:
- Who can be a whistleblower?
- How to report a violation
- How to fight employer retaliation
- How a qui tam/whistleblower case works
Understanding the rewards and risks of reporting illegal acts is also critical information for anyone considering blowing the whistle on fraud. While we will be able to answer all of your specific employer fraud or violation questions, these pages can help to answer basic questions about state whistleblower claims and federal whistleblower claims, which often work very differently and offer distinct compensation awards.
Contact National Whistleblower Protection Attorneys
When you are considering blowing the whistle on fraud or federal or state violations, the Whistleblower Law Firm has the experience you need. We rely on our more than 200 years of combined experience to fight for the rights of whistleblowers nationwide. Our attorneys have significant litigation experience, as well as good working relationships with important partners such as the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.