Unscrupulous whistleblowers face the music

Employers have more options to act against bad faith relators in False Claims cases, according to JDSupra Business Advisor. Courts are becoming receptive to employer counterclaims for independent damages against whistleblowers who make false accusations or break the law. Employers may take legal action, for example, against disgruntled employees who win cases by violating employment agreements or stealing documents, the article noted. And though it's rare, some whistleblowers have incurred criminal liability for taking and distributing confidential documents without permission. Overall, "blowing the whistle on wrongdoing is no guarantee that prosecutors will forgive related wrongdoing on the whistleblower's part," the article stated. Article

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