When and Why Should I Contact a Whistleblower Attorney?

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April 30, 2015
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When and Why Should I Contact a Whistleblower Attorney?

The best time to contact a whistleblower attorney is as soon as you suspect something is happening. The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson has whistleblower lawyers who can help not only protect you, but also earn a possible recovery for helping the government.  You can receive protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act as soon as you start the process of filing a whistleblower lawsuit. If you suspect your company may be cheating the government, contact Colson Hicks Eidson to discuss filing your whistleblower lawsuit.

Video Transcription:

If you’re an employee in a company and see something that’s going on that you believe that the federal government is being cheated or state government is being cheated, one of the things you can do is consult an attorney who’s experienced in the area of whistleblower suits or what is also called qui tam suits. There are a number of things that a person who has witnessed, or has knowledge of ways in which the federal government is being cheated, can both be protected and be benefited by a whistleblower suit.

One way that they could be protected is that by reporting the wrongdoing; it prevents and protects them from wrongful discharge or retaliation for providing the information. One way that they could benefit is if the qui tam, or whistleblower, lawsuit’s successful. In the end, the federal government is required to share a certain percentage of any amount that they recover from the wrongdoer with the whistleblower; that’s done to create an incentive for whistleblowers to come forward with this information, it creates a financial incentive for them to come forward with the information.