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Whistleblowers need to prepare when exposing employer wrongdoing

July 8, 2013

Articles

Whistleblowers need to prepare when exposing employer wrongdoing

July 8, 2013

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When you’re aware of fraudulent activity in your own workplace, you may feel compelled to alert the authorities, especially if company executives have brushed your concerns aside. When proper procedures are followed, exposing corporate wrongdoing can entitle you to up to 30 percent of the money recovered from a whistleblower lawsuit, also known as a qui tam lawsuit, depending on the type of claim you bring. Revealing employer corruption comes with serious risks, though, including joblessness and potential retaliation from employers and coworkers alike, so it is important to learn how to do the right thing the right way.

Fish’s Natalie Arbaugh created this list of 10 Do’s and Don’ts and was originally published at ExpertBeacon.

Do

  • consult and attorney with experience in whistleblower claims
  • understand possible repercussions
  • document the fraud
  • know your rights
  • be honest with your attorney

Don’t

  • report your concerns to the wrong party
  • go public
  • wait too long to file
  • assume whistleblower statutes cover all types of corporate wrongdoing
  • give up hope

The whole article can be read at ExpertBeacon.com.

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