Whistleblower actions involving government corruption are often called “qui tam” actions, brought by individuals with first-hand knowledge of fraudulent government contracts or purchases in violation of the False Claims Act. However, any employee may have a whistleblower cause of action if he or she was improperly treated or terminated as a result of reporting the employer’s unlawful business practices. Typically, a termination based on whistleblower activity is a violation of public policy, subjecting the employer to civil liability. Types of unlawful business activity include tax fraud, falsification of financial documents, failure to adhere to health and safety regulations, violations of fiduciary duties to shareholders, discrimination, harassment, and/or deceptive business practices.
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