Unfortunately, the US does not have a comprehensive national whistleblower protections or procedures for stepping forward against fraud. Instead, there are over fifty separate federal whistleblower protections or financial reward laws. These laws all have unique statutes of limitation and different procedures for filing claims. The laws can be confusing and sometimes contradictory, so it is important to hire experienced representation to file your claim.
Based upon each issue, whistleblower protections are different. Plus, there are radical differences in the level of protection under each law and by state. Whistleblower protection plans don’t cover every industry. Plus, not all states have a protection plan. The fact that your company may have broken the law or endangered someone’s life is not always enough to guarantee protection.
It may seem like there aren’t a lot of protections, but the changes over the last few years have been revolutionary. The changes impacted each and every job market. New obligations and responsibilities now govern every major workplace.
There have been two major amendments to the False Claims Act in 2009 and 2010. The Fraud and Reinforcement Recovery Act and part of the Affordable Care Act strengthened the False Claims Act and propelled whistleblower rights forward. Moreover, the IRS also enacted a whistleblower provision. Plus, the new laws created two new whistleblower positions to report security violations and securities law. Because of this, one can file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
To learn what whistleblower protections are in your state, contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. We have successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Our team of attorneys has been recognized as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Our award-winning staff is also sought after for our knowledge on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies and trial tactics.
Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation you are due. Because of this, we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees. We will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.
Therefore, if you believe you have uncovered evidence of fraud involving a government-funded program, contact us today. Our attorneys have represented many clients in the past with complex cases. We will work tirelessly to obtain results on your behalf.