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Protecting Employees From Retaliation Or Wrongful Termination

There are a number of California and federal laws which protect whistleblowers from retaliation or wrongful termination. One of the earliest is the 1863 United States False Claims Act which sought to protect individuals who exposed companies cheating the government with false claims. Today, whistleblowers are protected by the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002 (CCFA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989.

At Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law, we would like to speak to you if you have suffered employer retaliation, or fear retaliation for whistleblowing or have knowledge of corporate illegal activities. We can protect you.

  • Were you told “just process the loan” when you knew it didn’t meet the legal standards?
  • Is your food processing employer not meeting OSHA standards?
  • Have you become aware of illegal accounting procedures in your company?
  • Do you have knowledge of insider trading or SEC violations?

Contact our lawyers for the protection you need and the attention you deserve.

Handling Qui Tam Claims

The earliest federal law related to whistleblowing was the 1863 United States False Claims Act. This act enabled qui tam claims, or lawsuits by individuals on behalf of the government. In a qui tam lawsuit, the individual would receive a payment as a reward for the government fraud he or she was able to expose.

Qui tam example: If you are aware of a government contractor that is overbilling, or a physician who is submitting false Medicare claims, you would have a qui tam case and be able to sue on behalf of the government.

These are not simple lawsuits and any time a large government contractor is sued, there is certain to be a vigorous defense. We are known for litigating our cases like a big law firm and don’t lose our battles due to lack of resources. We’ll negotiate as long as we need to, and litigate whenever we have to.

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