Whistleblower Retaliation

Handling Whistleblower Cases Nationwide from Newport News, Virginia

Can Whistleblowers Be Fired?

Whistleblowers are protected, by federal law, against retaliation. The False Claims Act, which both protects and encourages whistleblowing, contains an anti-retaliation provision that allows whistleblowers to collect double damages and attorney fees for any act of retaliation from an employer. This does not, however, mean that whistleblowers are never harassed, threatened, or fired.

Quiz - Should You Begin a Whistleblower Case?

If you have witnessed any type of fraudulent activity where your company or organization defrauded the government, military, or health care industry, you may have the required evidence to be a whistleblower. Whistleblowers can be given 10-30% of the award or settlement that comes from their whistleblower case. However, these cases are precarious and require the expertise of an attorney that knows how to protect you. Please take this quiz to find out if you should proceed with a whistleblower case:

JUDGE’S RULING POINTS TO GREATER RETALIATION PROTECTION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

Whistleblowers are sometimes hesitant to report fraudulent activity in their workplace for fear of employer retaliation, such as demotion or termination. However, in the past few years, a number of legislative changes have provided increased protections for whistleblowers to encourage their bravery and honesty. A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit points to even greater protection for whistleblowers, allowing more claims to surface without the fear of employer retaliation.