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Filing a Whistleblower Claim

Whistleblower Retaliation

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.

Federal and state laws include whistle-blower protections to empower courageous people to come forward and report illegal activities. 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.

Protect Yourself From Retaliation for Reporting Illegal Activities

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino recommends that you seek legal guidance before you report information that you believe is illegal. Since 1993, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented executives and employees Fern Trevino, the firm's founder, is rated AV® Preeminent™.

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