Employees usually expect that the companies that hire them know and comply with federal and state laws. However, some businesses put turning a profit above everything else. They may engage in illegal business practices. Although most forms of business fraud affect...
Qui Tam Lawsuits/Whistleblower Claims
What does a qui tam action against your employer involve?
When you find out that your employer has broken federal laws, you may worry about losing your job if you report the misbehavior to management or human resources. All too often, companies penalize not those who break the law but those who take action to stop the...
What types of protections do whistleblowers have?
Most employees want to go to work, do their job duties safely and go home at the end of the day. Most workers don’t go into work hoping that they see something that will get their employer in to trouble. However, workers should know that if they do see something...
Retaliation is a concern for employees who make complaints
When an employee does something that displeases their employer, there may be a tendency to retaliate. That is why there are strict laws prohibiting retaliation against employees who complain to internal or external agencies about harassment or discrimination in the...
What is the incentive to ask as a relator in a qui tam case?
The modern job market is highly competitive, and many people fear losing their job because it could take a long time to find another similar-paying position. If you discover that your employer has engaged in questionable, if not illegal, business practices, your first...
Qui tam cases and suing your employer on behalf of the government
Medical providers billing federal insurance programs for false claims unquestionably contribute significantly to fraud-related medical losses in the United States. However, policing medical billing can be very difficult for the government to do, which is one reason...
Does the whistleblower stigma have you staying quiet?
When wrongdoing takes place at work, anyone could have a difficult time knowing the best way to handle it. The exact options available could depend on the severity of the issue. For instance, if someone takes your lunch from the breakroom refrigerator, you likely do...
Rail worker voices concerns regarding wrongdoing on project
When workers suspect that their employers have not complied with the law or have participated in other wrongdoing, they may have worries about what to do. At first, they may want to trust their employers, but some actions may not be easily ignored. As a result,...
Nurse blows whistle on violations of the federal False Claims Act
When individuals suspect that their employers are committing some type of wrongdoing, they may wonder whether they should speak up. Some people may understandably fear retaliation for being a whistleblower, but it is important that employers are not allowed to get...
Whistleblowers may be compensated under Federal False Claims Act
When a company fails to properly handle its financial obligations, a myriad of issues could arise. In cases where companies cause the federal government to cover costs that the companies themselves should have paid, they may be violating the law. The Federal False...
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