Are You Ready to Be a Whistleblower?

Understand the Risks and Reward of Becoming a Whistleblower

In 1987, the government increased incentive payments to whistleblowers. That year, 30 citizens filed Qui Tam litigation. In 2013, 753 Qui Tam lawsuits were filed.  The government recovered $3.8 billion dollars and $387 million was awarded to the individuals who initiated those claims.

Under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower laws, citizens who initiate Qui Tam lawsuits are eligible for 15 to 30 percent of the government’s recovery. This means that whistleblowers can receive significant financial rewards. But, a whistleblower reward isn’t easy money. Whistleblowers risk retaliation from their employer, damage to their professional reputation, and the loss of personal relationships. Read more

Whistleblower Retaliation and Rewards

Employers are rarely kind to those who report misconduct.

As a whistleblower, you risk harassment, discrimination or even the loss of your job. Federal and state laws protects whistleblowers from retaliation. When retaliation occurs employee may be awarded twice his back pay and legal costs.  At Petrelli Law, we will do our best to protect you from retaliation by your employer. If your employer takes actions, we will fight for justice.
The government understands that you are taking a risk by becoming a whistleblower. The laws that protect whistleblowers also offer financial incentives for reporting fraud and misconduct. Our qui tam lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible for whistleblower awards.