Lawyer Protecting Whistleblowers
The law office of John A. Klassen, PA, in Minneapolis, has been a determined advocate for Minnesota employees for more than a decade. John Klassen founded our firm in 1996 to focus on protecting employees’ rights, especially if they suffered whistleblower retaliation after opposing or reporting their employer’s illegal actions.
In many cases, whistleblower employees have heroically opposed or reported their employer’s violation of federal or state law or regulation, and were unjustly punished for it. If you blew the whistle and suffered retaliation as a result, we may be able to help you get compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, or punitive damages.
Protecting The Rights Of Whistleblower Employees
If you observed or believed in good faith that your employer was breaking the law and you opposed or reported it, and if you suffered retaliation for your whistleblowing, your rights may have been violated. State law — such as the Minnesota Whistleblower Act — and federal law provides protection for whistleblowers from retaliatory consequences such as termination, demotion, papering of the file, or harassment by supervisors or coworkers.
Our firm has handled many cases involving whistleblower retaliation for reporting several types of illegal activity by an employer, such as:
- Failure to pay overtime
- Deliberate misclassification of federal contractors
- Orders to falsify loan or banking documents
- Orders to cover up undocumented workers
- Medicare/Medicaid billing fraud
If your employer committed fraud against the federal government, we can help you pursue a qui tam claim under the False Claims Act.
What Is A Qui Tam Claim?
Qui tam is a type of action on behalf of the U.S. government. Our clients in qui tam cases are an “original source” of information that their company has submitted false claims for payment by the federal government. Qui tam claims can arise from:
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- Medical billing fraud
- Off label drug use and marketing fraud
- Anti-Kickback Statute violations
- Medical device fraud
- Home health care and nursing fraud
- Government contractor fraud
In these and other situations where false claims should be reported, we can help you file suit on behalf of the U.S. government, and you may be entitled to a percentage of the compensation collected.
Contact Our Whistleblower Law Attorney
For more information about the protections offered to whistleblowers, for help in seeking compensation for whistleblower retaliation, or to become a whistleblower in a Qui Tam/False Claims Act case, contact John A. Klassen, PA, in Minneapolis. We can be contacted by phone at 612-217-4988 or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.