The FCA is the Most Effective Law for Protecting Employees from Retaliation

The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms.” The purpose of this blog series is to combat the Chamber’s misinformation, and explain why the False Claims Act must be protected.

Fact Number 7:

As documented by the ERC and the Booth School studies, corporate culture remains hostile toward whistleblowers. The FCA and other whistleblower reward laws address both the short-term and long-term problems caused by the realistic fear experienced by employees who consider blowing the whistle. 

Reward laws create an incentive for employees to take a risk and report fraud.

Whistleblowers and their supporters are strongly urged to read this blog series and share it with friends. In addition, an Action Alert has been issued by the National Whistleblower Center so members of the public inform their representatives that the False Claims Act should not be “reformed” as proposed by the Chamber.

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