As employment lawyers who solely represent workers – that is, executives to middle managers to hourly employees – the legal staff at Lebau & Neuworth regularly takes on cases in which a worker is aware of his or her employer engaging in fraud against the federal government and then is fired after protesting against the fraud.
These cases, filed under the U.S. False Claims Act, often take significant time and resources to resolve. Lebau & Neuworth is well-positioned to take on such cases in Maryland and across the country; in fact, we currently have governmental-fraud-related cases pending in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Tennessee and Massachusetts.
The U.S. Department of Justice just announced that for 2020 it obtained more than $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. More than $1.8 billion of the total recovery was attributable to cases involving healthcare fraud, while more than $1.6 billion of the total recovery came from cases filed by whistleblowers.
We fight for whistleblowers! If you know of any governmental fraud at the federal or state level in your place of employment, contact the lawyers at Lebau & Neuworth at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.