If you are aware of fraud against the federal government and want to put a stop to it, the False Claims Act gives you the right to file a qui tam lawsuit.
However, you need strong legal representation to defend your rights and help you obtain any compensation you are entitled for your courageous action.
The Bluffton whistleblower lawyers at The Nye Law Group will ensure that you are protected from any form of retaliation by your employer and will help guide you through every step of your qui tam lawsuit.
Our caring attorneys understand that coming forward to expose your employer or others you know are guilty of fraud is not an easy decision. That is why you can count on us to provide aggressive representation from the beginning to the end of your case.
Our Bluffton whistleblower lawyers offer a completely free and confidential initial consultation to discuss your claim and your legal options. Our attorneys do not receive compensation unless you are compensated first.
Contact our Bluffton whistleblower lawyers today at 855-856-4212.
Violations of the False Claims Act
All citizens have the right to file a qui tam lawsuit to report people or entities who are defrauding the federal government, in violation of the False Claims Act.
There are many different types of violations of the False Claims Act committed by corporations, mortgage professionals, defense contractors and healthcare professionals, among others.
Common examples of False Claims Act violations include:
- Filing a false claim for payment
- Using fraudulent records or statements to obtain payment for a federal government claim
- Engaging in a conspiracy with others to defraud the federal government
- Using false records to conceal or avoid an obligation to pay money
- Using unauthorized tax deductions
The federal government is unable to uncover every incidence of fraud and that is why whistleblowers are so important.
However, whistleblowers are taking a significant risk by coming forward, and that is why qui tam cases are always filed under seal. This means that the accused could be under investigation without even knowing it.
Also, since employees are concerned about being retaliated against by their employers for exposing fraud, the False Claims Act offers protection from discrimination, termination of employment, shortened hours and a harsh working environment.
Whistleblowers who experience retaliation could be entitled to damages, back pay and even being reinstated into their previous position or a superior position.
The False Claims Act limits the amount of time you have to file a qui tam lawsuit so you need to act quickly if you are aware of people who are defrauding the federal government.
If you want to expose fraud, contact the experienced Bluffton whistleblower lawyers at The Nye Law Group today. We will inform you of all of your legal rights and make sure they are protected throughout your qui tam lawsuit.
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Compensation for Whistleblowers
Sometimes there is a financial reward for whistleblowers whose qui tam lawsuits are successful. When the government joins your lawsuit, you may receive up to 25 percent of the funds that are recovered. You could receive as much as 30 percent of the recovered funds if the government decides not to join your lawsuit.
Your best chance at recovering all of the compensation that you are entitled is to hire a skilled, aggressive Bluffton whistleblower lawyer. Even though we cannot file the lawsuit, as the False Claims Act states that lawsuits must be filed by the whistleblower, we will be there every step of the way to make sure your case is handled with the utmost care.
At The Nye Law Group, our number one priority is our clients and that is why we put their best interests first, above everything else.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation by calling 855-856-4212.
Our Bluffton Whistleblower Lawyers Are Ready to Help You
Feeling apprehensive about exposing fraud at your job through a qui tam lawsuit is completely understandable. You could be doing irreparable damage to the careers of people you know and maybe even consider friends.
There is also the possibility that filing a qui tam lawsuit will result in retaliation against you, which might include termination of your employment.
Fortunately, the False Claims Act protects you from this and other types of retaliation for blowing the whistle on fraud. However, you need an experienced Bluffton whistleblower lawyer in your corner to ensure that those rights are protected and appropriate action is taken if you are retaliated against.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton whistleblower lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of qui tam lawsuits and employee rights under the False Claims Act. We will draw on all of our knowledge to ensure you have the highest quality legal representation.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call 855-856-4212 to set up your free, no obligation consultation.