Ohio Whistleblower Law

Whistleblowers protected under common law “public policy” tort, but statutory remedies may impact or preclude claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Ohio have a False Claims Act (FCA)?

Yes. Ohio has generally applicable Medicaid anti-fraud statutes that are intended to prevent the submission of false and fraudulent claims to the Ohio Medicaid program.

Does the Ohio law have a whistleblower provision?

Yes. Employees who report these frauds in good faith are protected from retaliatory or disciplinary action. 

Does Ohio recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

Yes. The state recognizes a “wrongful termination in violation of public policy” exception to Ohio’s employment-at-will doctrine.

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