If you are thinking about blowing the whistle, call Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles today
A whistleblower is anyone who has and reports insider knowledge of illegal activities occurring in an organization. A whistleblower can be an employee, supplier, contractor, client, or any individual who becomes aware of illegal business activities. If you have knowledge of a person or company attempting to defraud the federal government, and you come forward with this information, you could be receive a whistleblower award for your courage and blowing the whistle by filing a Whistleblower Lawsuit. If you are thinking of blowing the whistle contact Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles for a free, confidential and no obligation case evaluation.
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION AND RETALIATION
In the United States, whistleblower protection is granted by the federal government in the form of the False Claims Act. This law protects employees, contractors, and others who report fraudulent activity on the part of their company or organization by prohibiting retaliation. Retaliation against a person for blowing the whistle on fraud, corruption, or other wrongdoing is a criminal offense.
The law intends to encourage people to report fraud, so we can be assured that government funds are used appropriately, and fraudulent or wasteful practices are stopped. Anyone can report fraud or wrongdoing under the False Claims Act, but to be protected from retaliation the report must be made to the proper authorities. Most people are unaware that the law provides strong protections for whistleblowers and that they can report fraud anonymously. If you have information about fraud against the government, report it. If your company is defrauding the government, do not let it continue. If you are considering blowing the whistle, contact Nashville whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles today.
THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT
The government affords certain protections for whistleblowers. The FCA provides protection against retaliation: Whistleblowers may not be harassed, threatened, demoted, fired, or otherwise discriminated against because of their decision to come forward. The Whistleblower Protection Act prohibits federal agencies from firing, demoting, and blacklisting federal employees who become whistleblowers as well as other forms of retaliation including reducing pay, change of duties, or reassignments.
Under the Whistleblower Protection Act, qui tam relators have the right to protections such as reinstatement if terminated or demoted, back pay, as well as compensatory damages. For more information on the Whistleblower Protection Act, give Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles a call.
CAN A WHISTLEBLOWER BE FIRED?
Whistleblowers are granted protections from retaliation under the FCA, including demotion, termination, suspension, denial of benefits, and any other retaliatory behavior. If an unethical organization attempts to retaliate against you despite these protections for whistleblowers, you can file a lawsuit against them and recover the damages their actions have caused.
However, it is important to act quickly if you do experience retaliation. Time is of the essence in these situations, and you’ll need to prove that you were fired as a result of the qui tam lawsuit you were a part of. Waiting to file a whistleblower lawsuit can make your case weaker and potentially cause you to lose it altogether, so it is important to speak with a qualified whistleblower attorney like Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles.
CAN YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS AS A WHISTLEBLOWER?
The False Claims Act requires that a qui tam lawsuit be kept “under seal” while the case is under investigation. This means that anyone other than the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. attorney, and the assigned judge of the District Court cannot view the details of your case until the case becomes unsealed. If you have any concerns about your anonymity during this process, it’s a good idea to speak with a whistleblower attorney and learn more about the laws that will affect your case. Call Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles today and see what a Nashville Whistleblower attorney can do for you.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BLOWING THE WHISTLE, CONTACT NASHVILLE WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY TIMOTHY L. MILES TODAY
If you have knowledge of fraud against or by the federal government, contact Nashville whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles who can guide you through the whistleblower process. The consultation is free and confidential. Just complete the form below to get started or call (855) Tim-M-Law. Please also visit our Resources center which provides a wealth of information on whistleblower lawsuits, among others.
TIMOTHY L. MILES, ESQ.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, RecognizingExcellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, civil procedure, derivative actions, corporate takeover litigation, corporate formation, mass torts, dangerous drugs, and more. Please visit our website.
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