The False Claims Act under federal law provides protection for employees who expose or otherwise blow the whistle on illegal actions committed by their employers. These cases often occur when employers over-bill or commit fraud against the federal government. North Carolina also has a False Claims statute regarding reporting and awards for a whistleblower plaintiff. Whistleblowers are entitled to a certain percentage of any proceeds recovered by the government in return for their cooperation.
At Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte whistleblower lawyers represent employees in qui tam, or whistleblower, claims. Call 704-323-8961 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
Dedicated Representation in All Types of Whistleblower Cases
Our Charlotte qui tam attorneys handle all types of whistleblower cases on behalf of employees, including those involving:
- Medicaid fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Over-billing for government services
We also handle whistleblower and qui tam claims arising from:
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- The Affordable Care Act
- OSHA violations
- Department of Labor violations
- SEC violations
Experienced Help With The Federal Government
Under the False Claims Act, the federal government may recover up to three times the amount lost due to fraudulent claims and other criminal activity. When a whistleblower comes forward, the government will review the claim and make a decision whether to prosecute the employer under the False Claims Act. If the government decides to prosecute, it will help protect the whistleblower's job and award a percentage of any funds that it recovers.
North Carolina also has a similar statute to help protect whistleblowers who report employers that commit criminal infractions such as fraud. We can help you assert these protections and seek a similar type of award under this legislation as well.
We represent whistleblowers in their dealings with government agents to help ensure that their rights remain protected throughout the case. We provide sound, experienced legal advice designed to protect an employee's important interests, including your reputation and livelihood.
Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
Another vital component of our qui tam practice is to help employees who have suffered retaliation by their employer because they provided information to or assisted a government investigation with exposing wrongdoing. Retaliatory behavior can take many different forms, such as:
- Denying overtime or promotion opportunities
- Intimidation, making threats and disciplining
- Embarrassment or bullying
- Reducing pay or hours
- Reassignment affecting future prospects of promotion
- Wrongful termination
If your employer has retaliated against you because you engaged in a protected whistleblower activity, we can help you pursue an action against your employer to recover compensation for this mistreatment.
Do You Have Knowledge Of Wrongdoing? Act Now.
As soon as you discover a problem with your employer's conduct, it is in your best interests to consult with one of our experienced attorneys. There are short deadlines to file your complaint that usually range from 30 to 180 days depending on which whistleblower statute is triggered and what type of infraction is occurring. You should also contact our employment law firm as soon as retaliation has occurred against you. We can help protect your interests and help you make informed decisions concerning your legal rights and options.
Call For A Consultation With Our Concord Qui Tam Lawyers
If you are concerned that your employer is engaged in illegal activity or if you have been penalized for reporting your employer's wrongful actions, we may be able to help. Contact our Charlotte whistleblower attorneys online or call 704-323-8961 today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation. We are here to help people in Charlotte and the surrounding areas throughout North Carolina.