When a company is breaking the law or treating its customers poorly, someone within the company has to stand up for what is right. These people are usually called whistleblowers. If you have reported a business for wrongdoing or are planning on reporting one, you deserve to have an attorney who will stand up for you. At O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C., we provide legal services to individuals and can help you.
Whistleblowing is the right thing to do, but it can be risky. It is very important to have a lawyer in your corner to protect your interests and explain the process to you. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.
Many types of actions can cause a person to be considered a whistleblower, including:
We are familiar with the laws that protect whistleblowers from employer retaliation, such as the False Claims Act. We will fight in and out of the courtroom to protect your rights.
Qui tam law allows an individual to sue in the name of the federal government for violations of federal law, such as misuse of federal funding. The individual who brings the lawsuit can then share in the financial recovery if the government is awarded damages.
If you are successful in your lawsuit, you may be entitled to up to 30 percent of the monetary award. We are knowledgeable in these cases and will help to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.