Retaliation and Whistleblower
An Illinois Law Firm Handling Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
Reporting corporate or governmental misconduct is a difficult decision. Most employees fear the economic consequences of retaliation associated with reporting illegal activity or violations of state and federal laws. Benassi & Benassi is committed to protecting the rights of employees who blow the whistle on illegal activities committed by state, federal and private employers.
Experienced Whistleblower Attorneys
Employees working for the state and federal government, as well as those working in the private sector, are protected from termination and other forms of retaliation for blowing the whistle on their employers’ illegal activities. Our lawyers have the skill and experience to handle retaliation cases. Some examples of conduct for which the law prohibits retaliation include:
- Reporting illegal harassment or discrimination
- Reporting government waste or fraud
- Cooperation with law enforcement
- Reporting corporate fraud
- Making certain types of complaints to various governmental agencies
Our attorneys handle retaliation cases involving employees who have made internal complaints as well as those who have complained to a government agency. We also represent state, federal and other governmental employees who have been retaliated against in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Illinois Qui Tam Attorneys
Qui Tam claims can be brought by individuals on behalf of the U.S. Government as an effort to stop fraudulent billing or waste of government resources. Qui Tam cases are brought under the False Claims Act and allow the relator, or whistleblower, to collect a portion of the money recovered.
There are strict guidelines for handling Qui Tam complaints. Failing to follow these procedures or publicizing the malfeasance can bar financial recovery.
Contact our Peoria, Illinois Lawyers
Our attorneys handle cases for clients throughout the state of Illinois; however our practice is based primarily in central Illinois including the cities of Peoria, Eureka, Champaign, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin, Springfield, Rock Island, and surrounding areas. Please contact Benassi & Benassi. We are committed to providing positive resolutions to our clients’ legal disputes so they can move on with their lives.