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What to Do to Protect Your Rights

Reporting fraudulent actions such as double billing, health care fraud, and over charging is referred to as a "protected activity." It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who engages in protected activity. If you have been terminated or threatened with retaliation for reporting fraud or illegal activity at the company, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible.

Whistleblower protections are included in federal and state laws to empower courageous people to come forward and report what they know. Nearly 150 years ago, Congress passed the first law containing a whistleblower provision, the False Claims Act, to allow ordinary citizens to file qui tam lawsuits against individuals and corporations for committing fraud against the government. Recently enacted laws with whistleblower provisions include Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank Act, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

Fighting Back Against Retaliation with a Chicago Whistleblower Attorney

Employers may retaliate against employees by blacklisting, refusing to promote, demoting, terminating, cutting wages or hours, denying benefits, or threatening discipline. If your employer has retaliated against you for reporting fraud or illegal activity within the company, contact an attorney who is experienced in representing whistle-blowers.

For almost 25 years, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino has been devoted exclusively to representing executives and employees. Fern Trevino, the firm's founder, is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible ranking for ethics and legal ability. Fern has also been ranked as one of the top three leading plaintiffs' employment lawyers in Illinois. The firm is committed to providing employees like you with dedicated support, and will fight to protect your rights if your employer retaliates against you.

If you believe that your employer has retaliated against you for acting as a whistleblower, contact a Chicago whistleblower retaliation attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino today.

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