Recently terminated for laim reason and employer fought my unemployment claim. Is it illegal to tell my former employer that I am going public with information I have on them processing Medicare Pharmacy claims fraudulently . I am 1 of 5 employees whom knows that this has occurred. ( Spoke with VP of HR , General Counsel, Management at the time this happened) I did not sign anything but knowing that I’m one of five who know about this you think they wouldn't have disputed my unemployment claim! Thanks !
Yes, this is extortion and is a crime. You cannot demand money under threat. Also, you cannot legally agree not to disclose illegal behavior in exchange for a payment, such a contract would be void.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
Meaning, can you extort your former employer in exchange for silence?
Only if you wish to risk greater problems.
The foregoing is for general information purposes and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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