Protecting Whistleblowers & The Injured

Who or what is Qui Tam?

| Apr 28, 2020 | False Claims Act Qui Tam

You had heard the rumors in the canteen, but until now, you were not so sure. Now you have seen the evidence with your own two eyes. Those extensive rail works your company was contracted to do never needed to happen. In fact, they did not happen. Your company charged the government a whole lot of money for nothing. It’s no wonder the boss is driving a new car.

If this is the case, you need to consider filing a Qui Tam report.

What is Qui Tam?

Qui Tam is a legal term. Like many legal terms, it sounds more complicated than it is. Simply put, Qui Tam means you report your employer for defrauding the government. If the case is successful, the government gets the money back. As a thank you, you will receive between fifteen and thirty percent of the funds awarded.

You may be worried about reporting your employer to the government; if word gets out, you fear losing your job or suffering violence. Fortunately, there are laws to protect you in place that are known as whistleblower protections. They aim to protect you from retaliation or bullying because you stood up and spoke the truth.

Even when it is difficult, speaking up when you know your employer is defrauding the government is the correct thing to do. Government money comes from the taxes that you, your family and friends pay. A Connecticut whistleblower attorney can help you get the protection you need after you make your report. They can also ensure that the information you have gets into the right hands.

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