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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 not need to contact the authorities. On the other hand, if you believe that your employer or others within a company are carrying out illegal acts, you may feel the need to take drastic action.

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, individuals may feel the need to report the wrongdoing through whistleblower claims.

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 away with violations of the federal False Claims Act. In many cases, individuals who can provide evidence of such violations also receive compensation.

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 Claims Act holds companies responsible for defrauding governmental programs. If an individual believes that a company is carrying out this type of fraud, that person may file a claim.

Federal False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to take action

When a person suspects that wrongdoing may be occurring at his or her place of employment, it can take a considerable amount of courage to speak up. In many cases, employees may fear retaliation from their employers if they file a report about their concerns. Unfortunately, this type of action could occur, but the Federal False Claims Act offers protections for whistleblowers.

More protections could be coming for some whistleblowers

Acting as a whistleblower is a role that should not be taken lightly. It puts an employee in a very difficult and stressful position that takes an emotional toll on a person. He or she can feel disloyal, scared and vulnerable to serious repercussions. However, it is also a courageous act that can lead to the exposure of illegal or unethical conduct in a company or agency.

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