A treatment center for methadone is being sued by a former employee. The man claims that he was the victim of wrongful termination in regards to voicing concerns in regards to how the company was processing Medicaid billing. Most California residents know that wrongful termination is an illegal form of retaliatory discharge. According to the former employee's lawsuit, he believed the billing was for services that were either not properly performed, not completed at all or were not qualified based on federal government requirements to be billed to Medicaid.
The man claims he tried to voice his concerns. However, there was no change or improvement, according to his lawsuit. After reporting the alleged fraud to the state's Department of Health and Human services, he then informed his company that he had done so.
About one month later, the man states that the company fired him. The man believes that his termination was due to the fact that he had reported the alleged fraud. He is seeking an undetermined amount in damages as well as the cost of court and attorney fees.
Wrongful termination is a form of retaliation by an employer that is illegal in the state of California. When it occurs, the law protects a company's employees who have reported some form of misconduct or illegal activity. If an employee is terminated for this reason, they are entitled to file a wrongful termination claim against their employer. Each wrongful termination claim begins by contacting an experienced employment law attorney.
Source: legalnewsline.com, "Former employee sues treatment center over wrongful termination", June 18, 2015