When you first discover that your company is committing fraud
against the government, there's a natural desire to shout it from
the rooftops. What's happening is wrong, and you want people to
However, it's important to fight that instinct. Rather than
publicly denouncing the company, it's best to hire a qui tam
attorney and file a complaint under the
False Claims Act (FCA).
No. Under the FCA, when a whistleblower reports a false claims
action to the government, the complaint remains under seal for 60
days. This lets the government investigate the claim without anyone
knowing about it. It's important to remember that this seal applies
to you as well. Do not discuss the lawsuit with anyone other than
your lawyer-violating the seal can cause your case to be
Pro tip: beware social media. Posting online about the qui
tam lawsuit also counts as grounds to dismiss the case. And
remember that once something is posted online, anyone can find it.
Your social media privacy settings will not stop people from seeing
what you write.
Yes, eventually. At the end of the investigation, the government
will decide whether it wants to pursue your action. At this point,
you can publicly discuss that you filed the action.
Before talking about your qui tam lawsuit, however, make sure
you meet with your lawyer and understand your rights. The FCA
anti-retaliation provision that prohibits employers from
retaliating against an employee for whistleblowing. Prohibited
retaliation includes termination, suspension, demotion, harassment,
or any other discrimination in the terms and conditions of
If you believe you were retaliated against because of your qui
tam case, most whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws require that
you prove the following elements:
If you are retaliated against, it's important to report this
action right away. There are statutes of limitations on when you
can file a written complaint, so it's best to do it sooner rather
We invite you to learn more from our qui
tam whistleblower lawyers about your rights as a whistleblower.
For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about
a potential case, please fill out the form on the right. You can
also call us at (800) 424-6690.
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