Whistle Blower Law

WHISTLE BLOWER LAW

Reporting unlawful and unethical conduct, or “blowing the whistle,” takes courage. Those who have been brave enough to shed light on misconduct have protected consumers, military soldiers, and small businesses from known environmental hazards, defective products, and medical fraud.  



Whistleblower law is complicated, whether you are dealing with applicable state law or national federal law. It requires a full understanding of the law to protect the whistleblower and to put an end to the unlawful practices that ruin lives.



It is important to know that whistleblower law protects you from retaliation for reporting unlawful and unethical conduct. An employer may not terminate, demote, or decrease the salary, compensation, or benefits of the person who reported the offense. In addition, the False Claims Act, also known as Qui Tam law, has the potential to be financially lucrative for the whistleblower: if you report a violation to the government and the government takes your case, you are eligible to receive a percentage (approximately 15 to 25 percent) of the money recovered by the government.


 
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