Arizona False Claims Act and Whistleblower Laws

Arizona False Claims Act

Arizona does not have a state False Claims Act. A 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.

Arizona Whistleblower Laws

The Arizona Employee Protection Act protects private sector employees from wrongful termination following the reasonable disclosure of a violation of an Arizona statute or constitutional provision to the employer or a public entity (such as a state entity). The law also protects an employee from discharge due to refusal to violate state law.

Arizona employees are also protected by a variety of federal whistleblower laws and programs which entitle them to compensation for retaliation and rewards for information that results in the successful recovery of monetary sanctions.

Special Disclaimers

Whistleblower laws are complex and contain many terms and conditions. These summaries are intended to be brief introductions to the law and not a detailed coverage of the intricacies of the law. For additional information about one of these laws, please contact our whistleblower lawyers at 1-800-590-4116.

Note: McEldrew Young attorneys represent whistleblowers under federal whistleblower reward programs established at the Justice Department, SEC, CFTC, IRS, NHTSA and other federal agencies. We selectively handle client cases involving state law retaliation issues where there is a corresponding claim for a federal or state reward. In certain states, we may do so through association with an employment lawyer licensed in the state where these acts happened because our lawyers are not barred in every state. We generally do not represent public sector (state employee) whistleblowers.

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