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Worried About Whistleblower Retaliation? Here’s What You Need To Know

“Whistleblowing” is when someone notifies authorities that a company or agency they work for has defrauded the government. Whistleblowing is an act of public service, as it helps prevent the waste and theft of taxpayer funds.

Unfortunately, whistleblowing can make your employer angry, and they may seek retaliation against you. If you have filed a whistleblower complaint, or are considering filing one, you may be concerned about potential retaliation. Here are a few things you should know about whistleblower retaliation and what you can do to protect yourself.

Saber Healthcare Group to pay $10M in False Claims Act case

(This blog was written by whistleblower Investigator Lee Walters.)

In a scheme we’ve seen many times over the past five years or so, the United States Department of Justice announced yesterday, April 14, 2020, a $10 million settlement with Saber Healthcare Group, LLC (Saber) for violations of the False Claims Act. The settlement resolved allegations that Saber submitted false claims for rehabilitation therapy in its skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that the company operated in four states (Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina).

Can the DOJ Unilaterally Dismiss False Claims Act cases?

(This blog was written by whistleblower attorney Juan Martinez.)

The uncertainty of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to unilaterally dismiss False Claims Act cases filed by whistleblowers will continue for the foreseeable future. On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in an FCA case, successfully dismissed by the DOJ, that accused JPMorgan Chase Bank NA of allegedly improper and illegal lending practices.