When you were a kid in school, you probably heard some form of the phrase, “Nobody likes a tattletale.” It’s often considered bad form for a child or even teenager to tell a teacher or adult for any and every small slight.
As you grew, perhaps you even felt a moral dilemma about when to speak up or keep silent. There will be a time when a real, serious wrong has been done that a child, or even an adult should be able to report it to someone in authority.
What Do You Do?
There’s no industry that is immune from corruption, but those same industries are also full of people with a strong sense of ethics and principles.
When you notice or discover discrepancies that represent dishonesty or double dealing, particularly when dealing with government funding, you should report it. But you may feel uncomfortable or nervous about sharing your findings with management or an outside third party.
Your job is important for your financial stability; sharing concerns of this nature may make you feel vulnerable.
Find A Way Out
There is good news: Whistleblowers may be entitled to a percentage of the amount the government recovers. Additionally, Qui Tam laws protect you from retaliation, so you can report without fearing for your source of income or retaliation. But to navigate these laws and the intricacies of Whistleblowing, you need professional assistance.
Contact Conley Griggs Partin, Attorneys at Law to help you navigate the legal waters of Whistleblowing and Qui Tam law!
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