Florida Defense Contractor Whistleblower Attorney
Helping Whistleblowers Get The Compensation & Protection They Deserve
As a leading Florida employment law firm, Yormak Employment and Disability Law is dedicated to representing employees and private citizens who expose defense contractor fraud. Our team, led by board-certified employment law expert Benjamin Yormak, is well-versed in the False Claims Act and has extensive experience helping whistleblowers take legal action against companies that defraud the federal government.
If you have witnessed defense contractor fraud, you have the right to come forward and make a protected disclosure to the proper authorities. Our team is committed to ensuring your rights are protected and that your courage to stand up against fraud is rewarded.
What is Defense Contractor Fraud?
Defense contractor fraud occurs when a defense contractor, which can include companies and individuals who provide services or products to the Department of Defense (DoD), submits false claims to the federal government in order to secure government contracts. This can involve overcharging for goods or services, providing substandard products or services, or engaging in procurement fraud to win contracts.
Defense contractors play a critical role in supporting the defense spending and defense budget of the United States. However, when these contractors engage in fraudulent activity, it not only endangers our national security but also wastes taxpayer dollars that should be allocated to vital government services.
The False Claims Act and Qui Tam Provisions
The False Claims Act is a federal law that permits private individuals, known as whistleblowers, to bring a whistleblower lawsuit against defense contractors who have submitted false claims to the government. These whistleblower lawsuits are filed on behalf of the government and are known as qui tam actions.
Under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, a Florida defense contractor whistleblower can receive a significant portion of the total amount recovered by the government in a successful case. This financial incentive encourages individuals to come forward and report defense contractor fraud to the government’s attention.
Types of Defense Contractor Fraud
Defense contractor fraud can take many forms, including but not limited to:
- Overcharging for goods or services provided
- Billing for services not provided or for phantom employees
- Using substandard materials or products in violation of contract requirements
- Misrepresenting the quality or origin of products or services
- Engaging in procurement fraud to win contracts
- Gross mismanagement of public funds
Protecting Whistleblowers and Financial Rewards
If you have a valid case as a Florida defense contractor whistleblower, our attorneys will guide you through the legal process of filing a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. We will help you disclose information to the government in a protected manner and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the financial reward you deserve for your courageous act.
As a whistleblower, you may be entitled to a significant portion of the government’s recovery, which can range between 15-30% of the total amount. Additionally, if you have faced retaliation from your employer for reporting defense contractor fraud, you may be entitled to back pay, reinstatement, and other damages under the law.
Why Choose Yormak Employment and Disability Law
Our team at Yormak Employment and Disability Law has years of experience representing Florida defense contractor whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. We are well-versed in the intricacies of the law and have a proven track record of success in helping our clients recover millions of dollars on behalf of American taxpayers.
We understand the challenges faced by whistleblowers who choose to expose defense contractor fraud, and we are dedicated to protecting their rights and interests throughout the legal process. By choosing Yormak Employment and Disability Law, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and care.
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Defense contractor fraud is a serious issue that affects not only the Department of Defense but also the American taxpayers who fund our defense budget. As a whistleblower, you play a crucial role in bringing these fraudulent activities to light and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly.
At Yormak Employment and Disability Law, we are committed to supporting whistleblowers in their fight against defense contractor fraud. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the process, from filing a qui tam action under the False Claims Act to seeking compensation for any retaliation you may have faced.
If you suspect defense contractor fraud and are considering becoming a Florida defense contractor whistleblower, do not hesitate to contact Yormak Employment and Disability Law for a confidential consultation. Our team is ready to stand by your side and help you make a difference in the fight against fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds.