Employees in many different fields have specific rules and regulations they must follow as part of the day-to-day activities in the workplace. Employers are also required to follow certain laws and procedures as well, and if they engage in illegal or unlawful conduct, employees may report the behavior to the appropriate authorities. Unfortunately, many employers then take disciplinary action against the worker making the report, which could potentially include termination.
At the Great Falls, Montana, law firm of Kovacich Snipes, P.C., our attorneys will stand up for you in these whistleblower or qui tam cases. We understand how important your job is to you, and we will do everything that we can to protect your livelihood. Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience and have received numerous awards and accolades for the results we have obtained for our past clients.
Many of these actions originate in the healthcare industry, and they concern Medicare and Medicaid payments. Doctors, clinics or hospitals may submit bills that do not reflect the actual services rendered. They may double bill Medicare or Medicaid, and pocket any extra money that is received.
Employees who report these wrongful acts, known as relators, have certain rights under federal law, specifically the False Claims Act. This act provides for substantial penalties against an employer who takes an adverse employment action or retaliates against an employee who has reported the fraudulent conduct.
These are extremely complex cases that require the assistance of an experienced legal team. We have handled a number of these types of workplace claims, working closely with the U.S. Attorneys to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve.
We have developed a reputation as one of Montana’s leading False Claims and qui tam firms. We are happy to work with individuals and associate with other firms regarding relator matters, False Claims Act claims and qui tam cases. We know that you will have a lot of questions about your situation, and we are here to provide you with the guidance you need at each step.
If you have been terminated or disciplined for reporting your employer’s wrongdoing, you may have claims for compensation. Our attorneys are ready to provide you with the skilled and aggressive representation your claims demand. Call our Great Falls office at (406) 761-5595 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.