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Alabama Whistleblower Law

Does not recognize common law tort remedy for wrongful discharge of employees. State protections currently limited to traditional common law remedies, such as libel laws, or statutory protections.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Alabama have a False Claims Act?

Alabama does not have a state False Claims Act. State Senator Arthur Orr introduced legislation into the Alabama State Senate in 2013 to authorize qui tam relators to act on behalf of the state. However, the whistleblower law has not yet been adopted.

Is the Alabama FCA similar to the Federal Qui Tam law?

An Alabama whistleblower with evidence of health care fraud in Medicare or Medicaid may file a Federal False Claims Act lawsuit and seek recovery of the federal portion of government spending. The federal law permits rewards of between 15 and 30 percent of the recovery.

Does Alabama recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

No, Alabama does not recognize common law tort remedy for wrongful termination of employees. State protections currently limited to traditional common law remedies, such as libel laws or statutory protections.