Whistleblower Retaliation

CINCINNATI — The Sixth Circuit reinstated a doctor’s claim he was fired for reporting that his employer was paying kickbacks to physicians for referring Medicare and Medicaid patients. The False Claims Act’s retaliation clause can be applied to an employer’s actions after it fires an employee. To read the law otherwise would encourage employers to harass and threaten whistleblowers so long as they fire them first.

%d bloggers like this: