Becoming a whistleblower is a big decision, one that can have serious ramifications. Below are a number of questions whistleblowers tend to ask before taking action:
If you blow the whistle on your employer for any reason, you may have fears of retaliation. While you did the right thing by speaking out, there are concerns about what the future will bring.
A lawsuit filed by a South Florida doctor was recently unsealed. The filing alleges that Humana, a huge insurance company, knew that a doctor in Delray Beach cheated the U.S. government out of $4.8 million through a Medicare billing fraud scheme.
For the second time, 21st Century Oncology, has agreed to pay millions to settle a case that focused on Medicare fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice settled with the Fort Myers, Florida, company in December 2015 in order to take care of allegations that the bladder-cancer tests Medicare patients underwent were not needed as frequently as ordered.
Like most people, you hope you always get along with your employer. You never want to find yourself in the position of "you against them." Unfortunately, this happens every now and again.
The Florida Department of Corrections' Inspector General investigators who made many allegations about questionable activities that occurred in our state's prisons in their whistleblower lawsuit have lost an appeal. Those activities allegedly included incidents of inappropriate use of force and suspicious prisoner deaths and were reportedly covered up by the chief inspector general.
Do you work in the financial industry? If so, you know one thing to be true: there is a lot of money changing hands at all times. While most people and companies work within the legal limits of the law, this not always the case. For this reason, there are laws in place to protect the well being of the industry.
There are millions of people who work in the health care industry. From nurses to doctors to finance professionals, these people take their job seriously.
Most employers understand the importance of treating employees in the appropriate manner, regardless of what is going on around them. Even if an employee speaks out against them, it doesn't mean they have the right to retaliate.
As a whistleblower, you need to know everything about your case. This includes the statutes of limitations, as this can go a long way in impacting your complaint and how it is received in the legal sense.