Illinois Whistleblower Law

Whistleblowers protected under common law “public policy” tort. 

Court Decisions:


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Illinois have a False Claims Act (FCA)?

Yes. The Illinois FCA covers cases beyond healthcare fraud as well.

Does the Illinois FCA have a whistleblower provision?

Yes. Whistleblowers under the Illinois FCA who successfully aid the state will receive between 15 and 25 percent of the recovery in cases where the state intervenes and 25 and 30 percent where the state does not intervene.

Does Illinois recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

Yes. An employer cannot terminate an employee for a reason that violates a clearly mandated public policy.

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