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Answers for Whistleblowers

This page features blog posts from Constantine Cannon’s Whistleblower Insider blog that address whistleblower frequently asked questions, with answers and recommendations for whistleblowers and potential whistleblowers.

Blowing the Whistle on Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Flaws

Posted  06/14/19
By Chris McLamb
Computer Security Profession Sitting at Her Computer Desk
With increasing dependence on technology, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical issue for customers, investors, and government regulators. Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents can have devastating effects. In 2018, the Council of Economic Advisers estimated that malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy up to $109 billion dollars in 2016 alone. Typically, the public only learns of such flaws and...

Qui Tam Lawsuits: How to Report Fraud Under the False Claims Act

Posted  06/14/19
Qui Tam Lawyers

What potential whistleblowers need to know about working with a qui tam lawyer to report fraud under the False Claims Act

Using the False Claims Act (FCA), a whistleblower can bring a lawsuit on behalf of the United States to recover damages from parties who are cheating the government out of taxpayer funds. Also called qui tam actions, these lawsuits allow eligible whistleblowers, referred to as “relators,”...

Fraud in GSA Contracts: How to Report it Under the False Claims Act for a Whistleblower Reward

Posted  05/13/19
GSA Fraud Whistleblower
Federal government offices purchase all the products and services any office does:
  • Office supplies,
  • Telecommunications equipment and services,
  • Computer hardware and software,
  • Consulting services,
  • Vehicles,
  • Travel services,
  • and so on.
The General Services Administration is the centralized procurement arm for the federal government, overseeing tens of billions of dollars in procurement...

How to Choose the Best Whistleblower Attorney for You

Posted  04/22/19
best lawyers for whistleblowers

This post was last updated on February 10, 2020

5 Key Factors to Evaluate When Searching for a Top Whistleblower Law Firm to Take Your Case

[caption id="attachment_41481" align="alignright" width="325"]top whistleblower law firms Click for full size image[/caption] Whistleblowers are courageous men and women who come forward to disclose information that helps expose wrongdoing. Reporting unlawful behavior or injustice is never an...

Today's Whistleblower FAQ — Should I Become a Whistleblower?

Posted  11/30/18
Answer: Whether you should become a whistleblower is a very personal question only you can answer based on your personal experience and circumstances. This is perhaps the question would-be whistleblowers wrestle with the most before deciding whether to say something when they see something or formally file a whistleblower complaint with the government or in court. Obviously, there is no single answer that applies...

Top-10 Tips For Would-Be Whistleblowers

Posted  08/24/18
Silhouette of People Around a Whistle
  1. There are numerous laws that protect whistleblowers. Many whistleblower reward laws and other whistleblower protection laws provide protections to whistleblowers from retaliation – through firings, demotions, or other adverse employee actions – for reporting misconduct.
  2. Becoming a whistleblower can be a difficult ordeal. The laws protecting whistleblowers have vastly improved. But the risk of retaliation or...

Today's Whistleblower FAQ - Whistleblower Rewards

Posted  06/22/18
Frequently Asked Question: Am I entitled to a whistleblower award if I report fraud or misconduct to the government? Answer: You might be, depending on the nature of the fraud or misconduct you are reporting, the government agency you report it to, and the manner and timing of your reporting. More Information: Under the whistleblower provisions of the federal False Claims Act, various State False Claims...

Copying Documents to Support Your Claims: Make Sure You're on the Right Side of the Law

Posted  07/1/15
By Eric R. Havian
Copying your employer’s documents to support a lawsuit can result in a significant reward – or land you in a New Jersey jail.  On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Saavedra (No. A-86-13, June 23, 2015), refusing to dismiss a criminal indictment against an employee who copied documents of her employer to further an employment discrimination case.   On the same day, a federal court in...

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