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Report Employer Fraud in Florida: Tampa, Miami, Orlando

When an employee witnesses or discovers that their employer has violated the law, they have the right to come forward without fear of retaliation. Such employees are typically referred to as “whistleblowers” and are protected from employer retaliation.

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Participate in Qui Tam Lawsuits in Florida

In cases of government fraud, whistleblowers may be able to participate in a qui tam action against the employer under the False Claims Act. This means they may sue the employer on behalf of the government. If this case is successful, the employee would be entitled to a percentage of the recovery.

Understanding Whistleblower Protections and Rewards

The False Claims act was created to both discourage corporate fraud and reward reporters, or whistleblowers. There are many ways that employers attempt to defraud the U.S. government, and whistleblowing is how employees and taxpayers can fight back. Employers can also commit other forms of wrongdoing in the workplace that, while not classified as fraud, still rise to the level of whistleblowing if reported.

Identifying Employer Fraud and Wrongdoing

  • Tax evasion
  • Failing to pay earned overtime
  • Producing and marketing dangerous products
  • Contract overcharging
  • Overbilling or billing for unperformed services
  • Fraudulent use of TARP Funds
  • Bribery, embezzlement, and other forms of corruption
  • Permitting or perpetrating unsafe work conditions
  • Allowing or acting out discrimination or sexual harassment

Whistleblowers who report their employer's violations are protected under the False Claims Act. They also may be entitled to compensation, particularly if they assist the government in recovering funds.

Choose Florida's Trusted Whistleblower Advocates

Justice Litigation Attorneys delivers stilled legal representation in whistleblower claims for employees across Florida. We know what is at stake in these cases. We can advise you of your rights and your legal options so you can make informed choices that are truly in your best interests.

Our founder, Tampa whistleblower attorney Chad Justice, has successfully represented thousands of wronged employees and brings a fresh, unique perspective to whistleblower actions. He can effectively preserve your rights.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What legal protections do whistleblowers have in Tampa and other Florida cities?

Whistleblowers in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, and throughout Florida are safeguarded under the False Claims Act, which protects them from retaliation by their employers. This federal law enables individuals to report illegal activities such as government fraud without fear of losing their job or facing other forms of employer retaliation. Additionally, whistleblowers may be entitled to compensation, especially if their actions assist the government in reclaiming funds.

What types of employer wrongdoing can be reported by whistleblowers in Florida?

In Florida, whistleblowers can report various types of employer wrongdoing, including tax evasion, unpaid overtime, marketing unsafe products, contract overcharging, fraudulent billing, misuse of government funds, bribery, unsafe work conditions, and workplace discrimination or harassment. Reporting such violations can protect public interest and may entitle the whistleblower to compensation under the False Claims Act.

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Your Protections Under the Florida Whistleblowers Act

The Florida Whistleblowers Act, which is covered by Section 112.187 of the Florida Statutes, offers protection to employees who witness and report government fraud by their employers. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against such employees for reporting or refusing to take part in fraudulent acts. They cannot take any “adverse personnel action,” including wrongfully firing, suspending, transferring, or demoting such an employee.

A Whistleblower Who Has Been Discriminated or Retaliated Against May Be Eligible for the Following Types of Relief:

  • Job reinstatement
  • Compensation for lost wages or benefits
  • Payment of attorney’s fees

Find out more about whistleblower claims in Tampa and how Justice Litigation Attorneys can help you by calling (800) 219-1324 or contacting us online.

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