Glendale Whistleblower Lawyer
Whistleblowers take a tremendous risk by coming forward, which is why anyone who is considering a whistleblower complaint should talk to a qualified attorney. Not only can an attorney handle the complex legal process on your behalf to protect your best interests, but he or she can also fight back if your employer retaliates against you.
Schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our Glendale whistleblower lawyers to discuss whether you have a valid case. We can also explain how you may be able to recover compensation for stepping forward. There are no upfront fees for having us represent you if you have a case.
About the False Claims Act
The False Claims Act protects the U.S. government from fraud through false claims for payment. Specifically, the law prohibits the following:
- Knowingly presenting or causing a false claim for payment or approval to be presented
- Knowingly making or using a false record or statement that is relevant to a false claim
- Conspiring to submit a false claim
- Failing to deliver property or money that is to be used by the government
- Receiving property from someone who is not authorized to sell the property
- Delivering a document that confirms receiving government property without knowing if the information on the receipt is accurate
Why Hire a Whistleblower Lawyer?
At Phillips Law Group, we understand the risk you are taking by coming forward. That is why your free case evaluation is strictly confidential.
We also know how complex these cases are and how difficult it can be to prove an employer violated the False Claims Act. We are prepared to review the law, how you were able to find out about the alleged illegal activity and review any other laws that may apply to your specific case.
Our Glendale whistleblower lawyers understand that cases are more likely to be successful when the government gets on board. That is why we are dedicated to constructing a detailed case to try to get the government’s support.
When the government joins a whistleblower claim, government attorneys take control of the case and can decide when to settle, dismiss or prosecute a case. If this happens in your situation, we can keep you informed about the progress of your case.
Throughout the process, we will strive to keep your identity confidential, because we know and greatly respect the risk you took.
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When a company violates the False Claims Act, it is essentially stealing money from the government. If a claim is successful, the whistleblower may be eligible to receive a portion of the money recovered by the government.
The percentage varies depending on if the government joined the case. If the government decides to intervene, you could receive between 15 and 25 percent of the money recovered.
Without the government on board, you may be eligible to receive between 25 and 30 percent of the recovered funds.
Compensation may also be available for attorney fees and additional expenses.
If you were retaliated against for being a whistleblower, and your claim is successful, the False Claims Act says you must be reinstated to your previous position and receive double back pay.
Retaliation can include many actions by an employer, such as:
- Denying a promotion
- Negative performance reviews
- Making the employee’s work schedule more difficult
- Physical or verbal abuse or harassment
Types of Whistleblower Claims
Organizations and companies in many industries commit fraud when contracted with the government. For example, health care providers can attempt to defraud government insurance programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. False Claims Act violations can also occur in:
- Defense contracts
- Federal student loans
- Energy development on government land
- Government grants for research
- Government-backed pensions
Contact Our Glendale Whistleblower Lawyers Today
If you have knowledge of a False Claims Act violation, contact Phillips Law Group’s Glendale whistleblower lawyers today to determine if you may have a case. We have detailed knowledge of the False Claims Act and laws protecting whistleblowers, along with how to build a robust claim to try to get the government to join the case.
At Phillips Law Group, we have been protecting our clients’ rights for over 27 years. We offer free consultations with no obligation to hire our law firm. This means there is no risk to you. If you hire us, we do not charge upfront fees.