Whistleblower Cases

A whistleblower is a private or public employee who  discloses to a law enforcement agency or public entity, or to a person who has authority over that employee, information related to a violation of a State or Federal law, or a dangerous workplace condition which may impact the health and safety of others.
 
A whistleblower can also be a person who refuses to comply with a company policy that is a violation of Federal, state or local law.
 
California Labor Code Section 1102.5 protects whistleblowers, both private and those working for Federal or State agencies from  retaliation for revealing information referred to above or from failing to participate in activities which would violate, Federal, State or Local laws.
 
California Law encourages employees to reveal rather than conceal information that would violate laws regarding health and safety or public finances.
 
Taxpayer funds should be protected and Federal and California law goes a long way toward protecting and rewarding whistleblowers.
 
There are many many whistleblower statutes and rules concerning various industries and the following are just a summary of some of the types of Whistleblower Claims. If in doubt, feel free to call me anytime to see if you have an actionable case.
 
There are many large corporations in Sacramento and we are experienced in helping you if you have a situation with any of them.
 
Off Label marketing, kickbacks,  unnecessary or fraudulent medical billing, selling defective equipment to the military, Medi-Cal or Medicare overbilling, bid rigging, selling substandard parts, kickbacks for patient referrals,  nursing home drug contracts that were fraudulent,  medical or defense industry billing fraud, billing for unnecessary blood tests, excessive billing for dialysis patients, billing for defective medical monitoring devices,  securities and financial fraud.
 
That was a mouthful, but it’s just a summary of the many many types of whistleblower claims that have been made recently.
 
What Do Whistleblowers Gain from Reporting Violations
 
If you report a whistleblower violation, and the violation results in a successful verdict or settlement by the Whistleblower attorney, the various whistleblower laws provide for between 10 and 30 percent recovery for the whistleblower.
 
Additionally, you are protected from retaliation from your employer. If the employer retaliates against you for whistleblowing, you would have an additional action for Wrongful Discharge as well as any recovery you may be entitled to as a whistleblower.
 
If you know of illegal activity that is in violation of law or a danger to the health and safety of your fellow employees, please call me today.
 
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Employment Lawyer who can help with your whistleblower case. Call me anytime at 916-921-6400 in Sacramento or 800-404-5400 elsewhere for free friendly advice.
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