Protecting The Rights Of Whistleblowers
Are you aware of some shady dealings at your place of employment? If so, this is one of those rare opportunities when nice guys can finish first for a change.
State and Federal governments are willing to shell out cold, hard, cash in exchange for blowing the whistle on illegal behavior that defrauds the government. This is a win-win for you, as you can do the right thing, collect a significant payment for your cooperation, and sleep soundly at night knowing your personal and professional integrity has set an example for others to follow.
Roberts & Harris PC has the experience, resources, and tenacity required to help whistleblowers protect their interests and obtain full compensation for stepping up to protect taxpayer dollars from the perpetrators of fraud. We pursue lawsuits under the False Claims Act and anti-fraud statutes that provide whistleblowers with financial compensation for coming forward with information that helps governments recover taxpayer dollars that were obtained via fraud.
Suspect Wrongdoing By Your Employer? You Have Two Options.
When you find out your employer is engaged in wrongdoing — specifically, committing acts of fraud against the taxpayers — you have two options:
- “Not my problem.” You can look the other way and hope that one day they’ll get what’s coming to them for their dishonest behavior; OR
- You can bring a civil suit (qui tam case) against them under the False Claims Act and speed up that karmic timeline.
Examples Of Fraudulent Actions That Can Launch A Whistleblower Claim
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Pricing fraud
- Hospital fraud
- Medical device fraud
- Home healthcare fraud
- Kickback schemes
- Fraudulent medical coding (such as billing for medically unnecessary procedures)
- Pharmacy Benefit Managers fraud
- FDA fraud
- Best price fraud
- Drug switching fraud/off label fraud
- Auto-refill fraud
- Tax fraud
- Securities fraud
- Mortgage loan fraud (under Dodd-Frank)
- Falsification of documents
Other types of fraud:
- Military defense contractor fraud
- Federal student loan fraud
- U.S. customs fraud
- S.P.S. fraud
- Construction fraud
- Environmental fraud
How Whistleblower Claims Work
Being a whistleblower is the right thing to do but it doesn’t come without risks; that’s one of the reasons the government is willing to shell out funds to pay whistleblowers for the information they provide.
Whistleblowers are often at risk of losing their job or suffering other retaliation in the workplace. Our attorneys understand how important it is to protect whistleblowers and will take action to maintain your privacy as much as possible throughout the process.
“It’s Really None Of My Business. Why Should I Make A Claim?”
We understand. You have a comfortable life working 9-5 and enjoy being somewhat off the radar. Why risk all of that to help the government recoup some funds?
First of all, by coming forward as a whistleblower you’ll be standing up for your fellow taxpayers.
Secondly, you are not placing your livelihood at risk; whistleblowers are protected from retaliation by their employer.
Perhaps more importantly, money talks. That’s right. You’ll be eligible to receive 15-30% of the proceeds recovered as a result of your qui tam case. Sometimes it really does pay to do the right thing.
Talk To An Attorney In A Confidential Consultation
Once you blow the whistle, the information you provide can enable the government to pursue civil action against the fraudulent person or entity. Once they collect a judgment you will be entitled to a portion of the proceeds. That process can start today with a single phone call. Schedule your free, confidential consultation by calling 877-301-0286.