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False Claims Act
False Claims Law
False Claims law has become a patchwork of many federal and state laws that overlap and supersede one another. This makes it quite difficult for individuals that are not familiarized with false claims law to understand.
The patchwork of laws means that victims of retaliation need to be alert to the laws at issue to determine the deadlines and means for making proper complaints. Some deadlines are as short as 10 days (for example Arizona State Employees need to file a "Prohibited Personnel Practice" Complaint before the Arizona State Personnel Board within 10 days; and Ohio public employees to file appeals with the State Personnel Board of Review within 10 days). It is 30 days for environmental whistleblowers to make a written complaint to OSHA. Federal employees complaining of discrimination, retaliation or other misconduct of the civil rights laws have 45 days to make a written complaint to their agency's equal employment opportunity (EEO) officer. Airline workers and corporate fraud whistleblowers have 90 days to make their complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Nuclear whistleblowers and truck drivers have 180 days to submit complaints to OSHA. Victims of retaliation against union organizing and other concerted activities to improve working conditions have 180 days to make complaints to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Private sector employees have either 180 or 300 days to make complaints to the federal Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
For more information on exact state whistleblower law, please refer to the State False Claims section of our site.
Each year, the government loses billions of dollars due to fraud and misconduct of companies and organizations. If you or someone you know has reason to believe that employer or government misconduct is present you may have legal options for compensation. In recent years, whistleblower litigation has helped save billions of government US dollars.
Those who witness these illegal actions have legal options and may seek compensation through litigation. Filing a claim against the entity responsible may result in compensation for the whistleblower that can be up to 25 percent of the government recovery. Billions have been rewarded to whistleblowers!
Whistleblower and false claims lawyers understand that their clients may be overwhelmed by the case and even too stressed to deal with the details of filing a lawsuit or attending trial. For this reason, whistleblower lawyers handle every aspect of the case. Call today to confidentially speak to an attorney.