Companies sometimes engage in activities that defraud the United States government. People who are aware of this behavior are allowed to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government. These individuals are called “whistleblowers” or “relators,” and they are eligible to recover a share of the compensation if the lawsuit is successful.
At the Barron Law Corporation, we have represented people in whistleblower lawsuits since 1991. We are ready to listen to you, and we will give you an honest assessment of your options. You should know that the federal False Claims Act and other laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Led by Sacramento whistleblower claims lawyer Deborah Barron, our firm ensures that courageous whistleblowers are treated fairly at all times.
Types of Problems Whistleblowers May Report
You do not need to be an employee of a company in order to report fraud and file a whistleblower claim. Though many whistleblowers do work for the companies whose violations they report, anyone who is aware of fraud may make a claim. There are many activities in which businesses may engage that are potentially illegal, such as:
- Submitting false bills to the government
- Tax fraud
- Fraudulent billing of Medicare or Medicaid
- Mortgage fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Public works and construction fraud
Reporting fraud against the government is vital to the safety and security of the public. However, it is not easy to come forward with information. At the Barron Law Corporation, we will help you understand the protections you have as well as give you honest information about any potential drawbacks of blowing the whistle.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to recover compensation if your whistleblower lawsuit is successful. The government encourages and appreciates people who come forward to help fight fraud. Thus, they allow a whistleblower to receive up to 30% of the recovery in successful claims. When you visit us, we can talk more in depth about your potential eligibility for this type of award.
Contact a Sacramento, California, Workplace and Corporate Fraud Attorney: Free Consultation
To discuss your rights as a whistleblower, please call 916-486-1712 or toll free 800-LAW-5908. We also offer a free case evaluation via e-mail for prospective clients.