When it comes to whistleblower lawsuits, you want someone on your side who knows how to navigate the legal waters so you can come out on top. Fortunately, attorney Meenoo Chahbazi has built her legal career as a skilled attorney who specializes in representing clients throughout San Francisco and Los Angeles who choose to file SEC, IRS, or qui tam whistleblower lawsuits. What are whistleblowers, though? What are whistleblower lawsuits? Let’s find out.
What Is a Whistleblower?
Whistleblowers help foster accountability in the workplace. Whether it’s reporting Medicaid or Medicare fraud, investment fraud, or other types of fraud in your workplace, reporting wrongdoings go a long way in ensuring that companies aren’t breaking the law or taking advantage of their employees. Quite literally, they’re the eyes and ears of America’s workforce. Unfortunately, being a whistleblower comes with its share of risks and takes a lot of courage. It’s not uncommon for whistleblowers trying to do the right thing to end up terminated or retaliated against by their employers. That’s why it’s so important to have an attorney like Meenoo Chahbazi on your side who you can trust.
Whistleblower lawsuits are filed by whistleblowers who have knowledge of a company’s wrongdoing and illegal activities, including corruption, fraud, discrimination, and other illegal activities. Typically, whistleblowers are employees, former employees, or anyone else with access to company information and documents. When a whistleblower steps forward with information about fraud or other illegal activities committed by their company or co-workers, they can file a lawsuit on behalf of a governmental entity. Example of illegal activities that could constitute a whistleblower lawsuit include:
- Commodities or securities manipulation
- Bid rigging
- Failure to follow government requirements
- False government certifications
- Financial fraud
- Investment fraud
- Government grant fraud
- IRS fraud
- Illegal kickbacks
- Government overcharges
- Medicaid or Medicare fraud
- Price fixing
- Securities fraud
- Unnecessary or unqualified healthcare services, and much more
Common Industries Where Whistleblowers May Come Forward
Whistleblowers exist in every industry, but there are some in particular that are more prone to having whistleblowers step forward with whistleblower lawsuits. For example, the following industries tend to have more whistleblower lawsuits each year than other industries:
- Healthcare industry: Common whistleblower complaints in the healthcare industry often stem from upcoding, kickbacks, and healthcare professionals substituting generic drugs.
- Pharmaceutical industry: It’s common for whistleblowers to step forward with complaints of shady marketing practices.
- Auto industry: Whistleblowers regularly step forward with complaints about life-threatening defects in automobiles.
- Environmental industry: When environmental hazards threaten communities, it’s common for whistleblowers to come forward and file complaints.
Why Choose Meenoo Chahbazi?
Meenoo Chahbazi has dedicated her career to representing all types of clients, including whistleblowers. She has the resources and compassion to help get you justice if you’re ever retaliated against or terminated for being a whistleblower. Because of her extensive experience, she’s able to navigate the often-complicated landscape of whistleblower laws. She has many successes under her belt and is committed to representing each of her clients to the best of her ability. She will fight not only for justice on your behalf, but she will also fight to get you any compensation you deserve.
So, if you’re in the San Francisco Bay area and need an experienced and dedicated attorney to navigate your whistleblower lawsuit, give the office of Meenoo Chahbazi a call today. She would be more than happy to fight for you and your case so you get the damages and justice you deserve.