When a Minneapolis resident or group of residents is aware that a company or an entity is in violation of the law, they might be hesitant to report this incident or knowledge. This is especially true when it is an employee that seeks to report a violation of their employer. Whistleblower protection has been established specifically for matters like this. When employees have knowledge of a legal violation, they should be able to make a claim without fearing that they would be penalized or even lose their job.
A whistleblower employee stands to gain $65,000 plus her attorney's fees and costs for the qui tam action she filed against her employer was settled by the United States Attorney's Office. This represents 20 percent of the recovery in her case. It might have been a larger recovery if she were in Minnesota, where whistleblowers can receive a larger percentage from this type of case.