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What laws protect whistleblowers in Virginia?

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.

Several Virginia and federal laws protect whistleblowers against retaliation, and some whistleblower laws reward disclosures of original information about Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, and fraud on the government.

Virginia Whistleblower Protection Law

Effective July 1, 2020, Virginia recently adopted a robust whistleblower protection law.

New Virginia Whistleblower Law Offers Broad Employee Protection

Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

The federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act authorize rewards for whistleblowers and also protect whistleblowers disclosing fraud on the government.

Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law

Employees of federal contractors and grantees are protected from retaliation under the NDAA whistleblower protection law.

Whistleblower Protections Under the National Defense Authorization Act (w-008-5821)

Virginia Healthcare Whistleblower Protection Law

Virginia’s healthcare worker whistleblower protection law protects employees of assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare agencies for reporting misconduct and/or abuse in assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare agencies.

Sarbanes-Oxley Corporate Whistleblower Protection Law

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provision covers employees at Virginia public companies and contractors of public companies.  To learn about the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate whistleblower protection law, download our free guide Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers. SOX whistleblower protection

 

Corporate whistleblowers in Virginia may also be protected under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower law.

Tax Fraud Whistleblower Protection Law

The Taxpayer First Act protects tax whistleblowers against retaliation for reporting tax fraud or underpayment of tax or any conduct which the employee reasonably believes constitutes a violation of  the internal revenue laws or any provision of Federal law relating to tax fraud.  See our article in Accounting Today: Whistleblower protections for accountants and tax professionals bolstered by new law.

How Can a Virginia Whistleblower Retaliation Lawyer Get a Whistleblower Award or Compensation for Retaliation?

An experienced Virginia whistleblower retaliation lawyer can investigate your potential claims and advise you on the optimal strategy to maximize your recovery.  Remedies for retaliation include:

  • reinstatement;
  • back pay with interest;
  • damages for emotional distress and reputational harm; and
  • attorney fees, litigation costs, and expert witness fees.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call us today at (571) 288-1309 or (202) 262-8959.

Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.