Managing partner Christopher Langone has been at the forefront of establishing whistleblower protection in Illinois. In a case brought by Langone, Stebbings v. University of Chicago, 312 Ill. App. 3d 360 (2000), the Illinois Appellate Court broadened the law that whistleblowers cannot be fired for speaking out about public safety and misconduct. If you are a whistleblower who was fired then you need experienced counsel.
Qui tam litigation allows whistleblowers to recover money for reporting fraud and other illegal activities. Qui tam laws include such laws as the False Claims Act and many state gambling qui tam laws. If you know of false claims to the government or someone who has won large illegal gambling profits then you may be able to sue and recover damages for reporting this illegal behavior. Our firm has extensive experience with gambling qui tam litigation.
If you were retaliated at work for speaking out then you should consult with an attorney. Various laws protect against certain workplace retaliation including the First Amendment of the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and many state statutes and common law. It is important to consult with a lawyer when you are experiencing retaliation for speaking out at work.