In the state of Kentucky, when an individual exposes an act of government or professional fraud, they may be eligible to recover losses under the False Claims Act. These losses are referred as qui tam provisions and deter agencies, contractors, and employers from wrongfully punishing whistleblowers. If you have knowledge of a company or group’s fraudulent actions, we encourage you to get in touch with the Lexington qui tam lawyers at Golden Law Office today. We can help you do what’s right.
Reporting a company or group’s unethical or illegal actions takes courage. All too often, we hear about cases where employees come forward reporting unethical activities and are met with threats of retaliation, unfair treatment, bullying, or even termination. These threats can come from employers, contractors, in-house agencies, and even co-workers. These reactions are not right—and are not legal.
When someone comes forward reporting illegal, fraudulent, or otherwise unethical behavior or actions in a workplace environment or regarding government activity, we refer to the individual making the report as a “whistleblower”. There are federal and state laws in place that protect whistleblowers when they choose to come forward. Two such laws in our state are the U.S. False Claim Act and the Kentucky False Claims Law.
These two laws are in place to protect individuals who come forward as well as provide them with monetary assistance that acts to discourage businesses and groups from committing future illegal, unethical, or fraudulent actions or behaviors. They are both quite complex laws, however, and almost impossible to navigate without the help of an experienced legal team.
How Can Legal Representation Help Me in a Whistleblower Case?
If you’ve come forward reporting unlawful activities or decisions made in the workplace and feel you may be retaliated against, threatened, or otherwise fear that your report may go unheard or ignored, getting legal representation can ensure your job security and safety as well as ensure that your report is taken seriously. It can also ensure action is taken to correct the unlawful or wrongful actions. A qui tam lawyer can bring peace of mind as well as encourage change.
Whistleblower cases can be complex due to the simple fact that most businesses and corporations yield so much power within their own companies. Without legal representation, it becomes exceptionally easy for corporations to find ways to cut corners or ignore issues that do not deserve to be ignored. Our legal system exists to protect us from instances like these where corporations yield considerably more power over individual workers and citizens.
At Golden Law Office, our attorneys can help individuals fight against wrongful conduct in the following types of cases:
- Whistleblower cases against businesses and contractors that commit or perform illegal or wrongful actions or behaviors
- Fraud cases against businesses or contractors
- Fraud cases against Kentucky or U.S. government agencies
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Claims
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower claims
- Claims involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under the Dodd-Frank Act
Move Forward with the Help of Our Experienced Kentucky Qui Tam Attorneys
If you have a potential whistleblower claim you’d like assistance with, we encourage you to get in touch with Golden Law Office today. We can help you make your voice and story heard as well as potentially help you receive qui tam provisions that can be an aid to your efforts as well as prevent acts of retaliation on behalf of your employer.
Our qualified and experienced Lexington qui tam lawyers are happy to speak to you today and tell you if you may have a potential claim. Get in touch with our law office to learn more.