Whistleblower Protection | Anti-Retaliation
The False Claims Act affords strong protection to whistleblowers.
Many companies that defraud the government retaliate against employees who attempt to stop the company from committing fraud. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about that--except educate these rogue supervisors, executives and companies with the False Claims Act's Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation provision.
This section of the False Claims Act prohibits employers from discharging, demoting, suspending, threatening, harassing or in any other manner discriminating against employees, agents and contractors in the terms and conditions of employment because of engaging in efforts to stop the employer from violating the False Claims Act. This Anti-Retaliation provision also protects those who are supporting others in the company who are attempting to stop the company from violating the False Claims Act.
The False Claims Act's Anti-Retaliation clause can require the employer to reinstate the employee to the same position, pay two times the amount of lost back pay, interest on back pay, and compensate for special damages, plus litigation costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
This is a powerful statute that offers broad protection to whistleblowers.
Whistleblower cases can be stressful and complicated, but working with an experienced attorney can make the process much faster and easier. For assistance with your whistleblower case, contact Seattle Whistleblower Attorneys.
Seattle Whistleblower Attorneys, Daniel D. DeLue and Mark D. Walters are experienced whistleblower attorneys and have created a strategic alliance between their law firms to jointly represent whistleblowers in the state of Washington.