Assisting the government or exposing a fraudster could make you eligible for a substantial reward, which depends on your cooperation, involvement in the investigation, and other factors.
The integration of reward provisions into whistleblower laws has led to a significant increase in tips and successful cases. Empowering and protecting whistleblowers ensures their safety, while offering rewards may encourage those with compelling evidence to step forward. Additional benefits may include attorney’s fees, damages, reinstatement and backpay.
This chapter covers the essentials for qualifying for a reward, the factors determining the award percentage, the agency’s perspective on financial compensation, and the research supporting the effectiveness of reward laws. The author, Stephen Kohn, has experience winning some of the largest whistleblower rewards in history for his clients —including several over $100 million.