The Corporate Board: The False Claims Act and Whistleblower Suits
The Corporate Board published an article in its March/April 2015 issue by Morey Raiskin offering guidance to corporate leadership amid the increasing frequency and risk of qui tam (whistleblower) False Claims Act (FCA) actions. Because FCA recoveries have reached record heights, and whistleblowers are more incentivized and protected from employer retaliation than ever following Dodd-Frank Act, businesses must guard against FCA suits and whistleblower retaliation claims. Among the best ways to mitigate this risk is to promote a systemic protections that encourage internal reporting. These protections should flow through the spectrum of corporate procedures, including hiring practices, training, internal reporting, disciplinary actions, auditing and internal investigations.
For more information, please see the full article here.