WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
OUR ATTORNEYS WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS
A whistleblower is someone who “opposes, makes public or threatens to make public, illegal actions by an employer or supervisor.” Someone who is considered a whistleblower may also refuse to participate in an activity that violates state or federal laws. If you are dealing with a whistleblower claim in Southern California, allow our employment lawyers to assist you.
Two of the main scenarios in which whistleblowing arises includes:
- When an employer engages in illegal activities such as discrimination or failure to reimburse employees for business expenses
- When an employer charges the government more for a product or makes false tax credit/exemption claims
Since California adopted the False Claims Act in 1987, the state has recovered more than $1 billion in civil settlements of cases filed by whistleblowers. If funds are recovered as a result of a whistleblower’s “qui tam” lawsuit (or claim brought against an organization engaging in fraud against the government), the whistleblower is entitled to 15% to 33% of the recoveries. Our Southern California employment law attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to protect your rights!
TYPES OF WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS
- Corporate fraud
- Health and safety violations
- Criminal activities of the employer
- Overbilling of customers and other financial violations
- Hiring of illegal workers
- Unfair or deceptive business practices
- Failure to pay overtime or work wages