State and Local Whistleblower Claims
What is a Whistleblower?
“Whistleblower” is simply the common term for someone who alerts the authorities about the illegal activities of others. This term can be used in many different contexts, from the schoolyard to the workplace, to fraud against the government.
If you have seen illegal activities, you might have a whistleblower case. Although many people in this position might not want to be the ones who “tell on” the other party, there are many good reasons to do so:
- If your employer is committing illegal activity, whistleblowing could help you avoid liability for your part in the company activities and it might be the only way to ensure your rights are not violated by the illegal activity.
- If you have witnessed illegal fraud against the government, you could benefit from the Federal False Claims Act and similar laws in California that provide whistleblowers with a percentage of the money recovered in false claims litigation.
At Marlin & Saltzman, we are experienced and well-versed in the law regarding false claims and whistleblower protection. Our attorneys can help make sure that you gain compensation if you were wrongfully terminated through employer retaliation for your whistleblowing. We are a preeminent law firm practicing throughout California and the entire nation. In our 30 years of practice, we have helped hundreds of thousands of clients receive fair compensation, recovering more than $850 million on their behalf.
If you have witnessed fraud or some other illegal activity — at your workplace, against the government, or in some other context — talk with one of our attorneys free of charge to learn about your legal rights and options. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.