Frequently, our clients come to us because they claim that they were wrongfully terminated. As we dig deeper into the facts of what happened, we learn that our client investigated and/or spoke out against fraudulent practices. At that point, we evaluate the best course of action for our client. The choice typically is between filing a complaint under The False Claims Act or proceeding solely with the wrongful termination aspect. The choice of which path is best is very individual.
Some of our clients cannot afford to wait for the length of time it takes for the government to investigate and thus request that we attempt to negotiate some sort of severance arrangements. Others prefer to have us file only a retaliation complaint. Still others wish to proceed with a complaint for both the fraud and the retaliatory discharge. We can help you determine which approach works best for you.
Sometimes we proceed with a complaint for both the fraud and the wrongful discharge where the government decides it does not want to intervene. We then proceed on our own (without the government) to litigate and resolve the retaliation claims. We typically have very good results with this approach.
Please contact us with any matters you wish to discuss.