Government Contractor Fraud
The Employment Law Group® Law Firm: We Protect Whistleblowers and Their Careers
We represent all types of government contractors employees and take pride in our experience helping employees protect their jobs in the face of retaliation. For example, in the case of Shen v. Shinski, our attorneys protected the job of a whistleblower by obtaining a rare order from a federal court that prevented the VA from terminating a Title 38 doctor while her complaint was pending. Additionally, The Employment Law Group® succeeded in protecting a VA physician’s job by overturning her suspension.
The Employment Law Group® law firm recently obtained an $819,000 verdict on behalf of a federal research grant recipient who reported the misuse of government funds and a $400,000 settlement agreement and a $282,000 jury verdict on behalf of whistleblowers. In addition, our attorneys represented a client whose allegations of corporate fraud resulted in a $57.75 million False Claims Act settlement. Due in part to our results and dedication to workers, The Employment Law Group® was named the Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly.
There are many federal, state, and local laws designed to protect service members and employees like you. Whether you have suffered retaliation because you did the right thing and spoke out when your employer violated the law or acted improperly, or whether you have information but are afraid to speak out, The Employment Law Group® law firm is here to help.
Call The Employment Law Group® law firm to schedule a consultation with us and, together, we’ll decide how best to protect your career.
We Protect Veterans and Military Service Members
Section 4311 of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) prohibits employers from terminating or refusing to hire, retain, reemploy, or promote an individual because he or she is, has been, or is applying to become a member of the armed forces. The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against military employees who complain about such discrimination or participate in an investigation of possible discrimination.
The Employment Law Group® law firm has an extensive veterans rights’ practice and has published a guide for protecting employees covered by USERRA entitled “Litigating Claims Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act”.
We Protect Federal Contractors and Employee Whistleblowers
No one should be punished for doing the right thing, especially those with the courage and integrity to blow the whistle on fraud against the government or other illegal activities and misconduct. Congress and many states have enacted several laws that provide whistleblowers with both protection from retaliation and monetary rewards.
Our attorneys have experiencing representing whistleblowers who report:
- Fraud against the government including procurement fraud in government contracts (qui tam) and Medicare fraud
- Fraud by publically traded companies, their subsidiaries and rating agencies (Sarbanes-Oxley)
- Tax fraud (IRS)
- Securities fraud (SEC)
- Commodities and foreign currency trading fraud (CFTC)
- Bank and mortgage fraud
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations
Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience fighting on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully discharged by their employers. Many states and jurisdictions provide protection for employees who disclose illegal, unethical, or unsafe practices and who refuse to engage in illegal conduct.
Visit our “Whistleblower Frequently Asked Questions” to learn about our firm’s leadership in the field of whistleblower law, as well as to read more about the specific laws designed to protect and reward employees with the courage to report illegal activities and wrongdoing.
Whether you’ve been retaliated against for disclosing wrongdoing or fraud, or whether you have information that you’d like to report – contact us to discuss what your next step should be and how best to protect your career.
Keep in mind that some claims that may be available to you have a very short statute of limitations and by waiting too long you may lose the opportunity to assert your rights.
Call The Employment Law Group® law firm to schedule a consultation with us and, together, we’ll decide what your next move should be.