Dental Industry Whistleblowers: Risks and Rewards

Citizens may file whistleblower complaints or qui tam actions against violators (persons or companies) through a variety of mechanisms. The two most common mechanisms for complaint filing in the dental industry are workers via the US Department of Labor especially though the Occupation and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and civil lawsuits filed for alleged violations to the False Claims Acts (state and federal).

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employees (or misclassified “independent contractors” or “managers”) may file a complaint with US Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and/or their state labor department for a variety of violations inclusive of misclassification of employment status, workplace discrimination, and failure to provide overtime and required break periods.

The government suggests victims also retain personal legal representation.

Source: Dental Industry Whistleblowers: Risks and Rewards / Dentistry Today

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