Representing Whistleblowers In Qui Tam Cases
Discovering that an employer is engaging in fraudulent and illegal business practices can put you in a difficult situation. In cases where the illegal activity involves contracts with a government entity or agency, certain protections and incentives may apply for employees who speak up and decide to blow the whistle on an employer.
At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, we represent whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits and seek to ensure that they are rewarded for their bravery and willingness to expose illegal activities that end up costing U.S. citizens and tax payers millions of dollars each year.
Understanding Your Rights Under The False Claims Act
Under the False Claims Act, you can file a qui tam lawsuit with the intent of recovering funds of which the government has been defrauded. Qui tam cases are confidential and your identity as a whistleblower is protected while the government reviews and investigates your claims and makes the decision of whether or not to join your lawsuit.
If your qui tam case is successful, the amount you are awarded depends on whether the government joined your lawsuit. Whistleblowers are entitled to between 15 to 30 percent of the total amount recovered — often a substantial amount as cases filed and won under the False Claims Act require the plaintiff to pay substantial penalties and fines.
Promoting Your Best Interests At All Times
If you are struggling with the decision of whether or not to blow the whistle on an employer, it is often beneficial to seek the advice of an attorney who has experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases. At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, we will provide you with the information options and sound legal advice you need to make informed decisions about moving forward with your case.
Your best interests are always at the forefront. At all times, we seek to protect your rights as a whistleblower against retaliation and other unfair employment practices. Call a lawyer at our Greenville law firm today at 864-990-4581, or contact us online to tell us your story and to learn more about your options and how we can help.