Our Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers Help Protect You
Since the passing of the False Claims Act (FCA) in 1863, employees have been encouraged and rewarded for reporting fraud or misconduct within the businesses they work for. At the highest level, whistleblowers become famous for revealing shocking conspiracies against the government, and even everyday whistleblowers uncover issues like harassment, discrimination, and health and safety violations.
Becoming a whistleblower is not without risk, however, as employers often retaliate with discipline or dismissal. In serious cases, a whistleblower can even endanger their own life. Under the FCA and several other laws, retaliation against whistleblowers is illegal. Still, enforcing civil laws typically requires the assistance of a seasoned attorney.
What Do Whistleblowers Report?
Any kind of illegal activity can be reported by a whistleblower, but the most common claims involve:
- Reports of companies illegally disposing of toxic waste
- Contractors selling dysfunctional equipment to the government
- Financial organizations or healthcare providers committing fraud
These are serious issues and sometimes go beyond the jurisdiction of one company. Under the qui tam provisions of the FCA, citizens can file suit on behalf of the government. In this case, whistleblowers receive a cut, typically between 15% and 25%, of the amount awarded to the government.
Lawyers are instrumental in helping whistleblowers come forward safely and be rewarded appropriately. In fact, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) recommends “work[ing] with a qualified attorney before distributing information about wrongdoing.”
The right legal aid can protect you during your whistleblower case and minimize threats to your livelihood and safety.
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our attorneys have 30 years of combined experience and extensive know-how in the courtroom. We are not afraid to go to trial and are passionate about protecting justice in all forms. We are available for you 24/7 and won’t rest until justice is served.
Coming forward is important. Take the first step with a free, confidential case evaluation, or a phone call to (267) 214-8608.