Do You Need Whistleblower Protection against Retaliation?

VSG whistleblower lawyers are committed to helping protect individuals whose livelihoods, careers and reputations are threatened because they had the courage to stand up for what is right. Employers often retaliate against employees who question, challenge or report company practices that defraud the government. Many of our whistleblower clients have experienced negative performance evaluations, workplace harassment, involuntary transfers, demotions, and even termination in response to their efforts to correct wrongdoing.

Fortunately, the False Claims Act provides strong whistleblower protection against such retaliation. Under Section 3730(h) of the federal False Claims Act, an employee who is discharged, demoted, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against because of his or her efforts to investigate, report or stop an employer from engaging in practices that defraud the United States is entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee whole. Such relief may include reinstatement, double back pay, and compensation for any special damages. Other federal and state laws also include remedies for whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation.

VSG whistleblower lawyers represent individuals who are victims of retaliation. In addition to providing counseling while clients are still on the job so they can protect their rights to the greatest extent possible, we also have successfully sued many employers for whistleblower retaliation and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our courageous clients. Many of our most successful case outcomes cannot be publicly disclosed because the settlement terms are confidential.

Defendants with whom we have reached settlements of our clients’ claims of whistleblower retaliation include:

  • EmCare
  • Extendicare
  • Teledyne
  • Gallup
  • ArmorGroup
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Hear From Our Clients


"My biggest concern about coming forward was that no one would believe me; my second biggest fear was retaliation," said Michael Lindley.