Arizona False Claims Act Whistleblower Lawyers are Here to Handle your Qui Tam Lawsuit
In Arizona and across the country, employees of large and small businesses witness the defrauding of the government in many ways. When an employee who believes in doing what is right aims to expose the misconduct or illegal activity going on, they may be deemed a whistleblower.
Unfortunately, whistleblowers often face retaliation for their actions. Many whistleblowers are concerned about discretion and protection from the organizations and individuals they are exposing. At The Phillips Law Group our false claims act attorneys understand that blowing the whistle on government fraud takes courage and we stand by the people who choose to come forward.
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What Is the False Claims Act?
The False Claims Act, also known as the Qui Tam Statute or the Whistleblower Act, allows private citizens to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States over fraud committed against the federal government.
If successful, the guilty party is generally required to repay the government triple the amount that was defrauded. Given the fact that the whistleblower or employee who filed the lawsuit faces significant personal risk by coming forward, they are entitled to 15 to 30 percent of the governments reward. The False Claims Act now recovers approximately $3 billion each year nationwide.
Additionally, federal and state laws offer protection for whistleblowers who make claims against fraudulent organizations.
Types of Whistleblower Claims We Handle
Fraudulent acts can occur in any industry that enters into a governmental contract. Fraudulent activity that can lead to a False Claims Act lawsuit usually involves Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, and defense contractor fraud; however, other types of fraud covered by the False Claims Act can include:
- Health care
- Corporate fraud
- Federal student loans
- Government construction
- General Services Administration (GSA)
- US Postal Service
- Environmental fraud
- Federal crop insurance
- Government contractor
- US customs and shipping
At The Phillips Law Group our whistleblower attorneys understand that you may be apprehensive about coming forward; we can confidentially advise you on whether or not there is enough evidence to pursue a claim and if so, we can provide counsel on employment protection and the next steps you can take to pursue your claim.
Whistleblower Protection against Wrongful Termination
Under federal and state law you may not be retaliated against for reporting fraud or submitting a claim to the federal government.
Some forms of retaliation that your employer may not practice includes (but is not limited to):
- Job termination
- Demoting the employee
- Assigning the employee less appealing work
- Giving negative job evaluations
- Asking colleagues to shun the whistleblower
If an employer has retaliated against you for reporting illegal or dishonest conduct, you have legal rights and may be entitled to more compensation. Dont let your employer bully you, contact one of our experienced Qui Tam lawyers at the Phillips Law Group today.
Contact a Whistleblower Attorney Today
If you are aware of violations of the False Claims Act, contact our Qui Tam lawyers in Arizona right away to receive a free and confidential assessment of your case. Whistleblowers are encouraged to not file a False Claims Act lawsuit without first consulting with an experienced attorney.
With decades of legal experience, the whistleblower attorneys at Phillips Law Group are ready to help. We have several offices located throughout Arizona and proudly serve the following areas:
- and many more local cities
For more information about your opportunities for compensation in a False Claims Act lawsuit or for guidance on how best to pursue legal recourse, contact our Arizona False Claims Act lawyers right away by completing the Free Case Review form at the top right hand corner of this page.