Both state and federal law prohibits employers in Virginia from retaliating against employees for reporting discrimination.
Under the Virginia Human Rights Act (VA HRA) as amended by the Virginia Values Act (SB 868), as of July 1, 2020 a prevailing employee in a discrimination case under state law may recover significant damages.
An individual who blows the whistle on fraud on the state including misuse of state funds is eligible for a reward under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (VFATA), Va. Code § 8.01-216.1 et seq. VFATA prohibits fraud on the state government and provides for whistleblower rewards for those who uncover such waste of taxpayer funds. The VFATA closely mirrors the federal False Claims Act.
If you are seeking representation concerning a potential whistleblower rewards or whistleblower retaliation case, call our whistleblower lawyers today at 202-262-8959.
If you have suffered retaliation for whistleblowing, it is critical to retain an experienced Virginia whistleblower lawyer to thoroughly assess potential claims and devise a strategy to maximize your recovery.
To schedule a confidential consultation, call us today at (571) 288-1309 or (202) 262-8959.