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If you have evidence of illegal acts being committed by your employer, such as health and safety violations, falsification of documents or other deceptive business practices you have the right to report the unlawful conduct and maintain your job under the law.
If you have been fired or threatened with termination for reporting the illegal acts to authorities you may have a claim for lost wages, distress, and possibly punitive damages.
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If you have first-hand knowledge that your employer is cheating the government you may be entitled to a portion of any of the money recovered. In some cases, this can be a very significant amount of money.
Some employers cheat the government over long periods of time or over large amounts of money. If the person who works for the company brings this to light in an appropriate action, they may be entitled to a set portion of the full amount recovered.