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A whistleblower is an employee who reports fraudulent activity regarding his / her employer to the government. Whistleblowers are afforded special protection against retaliation from their employers, such as wrongful termination. If you suffered undue treatment or duress for reporting an employer violation, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. This might include missed wages, court costs, attorney fees, and more.

Qui Tam Actions

A qui tam action allows you to file a lawsuit against your employer for defrauding the government. As a whistleblower, you are entitled to a percentage of the funds recovered for the government. Learn more about qui tam actions here.

How an Attorney Can Help You

Coming forward with information against an entity or individual is a big decision. It is important to have an experienced lawyer by your side who understands whistleblower claims, the False Claims Act, and your rights. These cases can be convoluted. You may feel overwhelmed and confused by the legal process, but an attorney can help you protect your rights. At Stern Law Group, we have an in-depth understanding of these cases and are prepared to help you negotiate the legal procedures ahead.

If you believe that your employer or another party treated you unfairly for revealing fraud against the government, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. The Texas Whistleblower Act enables whistleblowers to file suit for the following damages: injunctive relief, actual damages, court costs, and attorney fees. The employee can also seek reinstatement to his / her old position, benefits, and seniority rights. In addition to these damages, the employer may have to pay a civil fine. This penalty cannot exceed $15,000.

Whistleblower Lawsuits in the News

In June 2014, a story broke national headlines: VA medical facilities have been neglecting patients for years. According to CNN, one veteran suffered from a psychiatric condition related to his military service for eight years before receiving an evaluation. Another story reported that a man was an inpatient at a facility for seven years, but his medical chart only had one psychiatric note on it during this time.

How did these stories reach the government's attention after so many years? Whistleblowers. In fact, the VA facilities are connected to more than 50 counts of whistleblowers connected to the facilities. These whistleblowers were employees who noticed a troubling pattern of alleged disregard and neglect, a pattern that eventually led them to file reports and complaints against the VA medical facilities (their employers).

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If you believe that you suffered unfair treatment because of a whistleblower claim, contact Stern Law Group today. Our legal team has more than 150 years of combined legal experience. During this time, we have served more than 40,000 clients. To see what our team can do for you, contact our office today and schedule your initial consultation.

If you believe that your employer treated you unfairly as a whistleblower, contact our law firm today. We can help you seek the compensation that you deserve.