Ergonomic Office Equipment Manufacturer Settles Allegations It Overcharged California

  • California AG Xavier Becerra reached a settlement with ergonomic office equipment manufacturer Workrite Ergonomics LLC and its parent company (collectively “Workrite”) to resolve allegations that it concealed information and overcharged state agencies in violation of California’s False Claims Act.
  • According to the settlement agreement, the matter arose from a whistleblower complaint alleging that Workrite made false disclosures and statements, and omitted information in its disclosure to the federal General Services Administration (“GSA”) regarding the discounts or prices Workrite provided to other customers. Because California relied on the information furnished to the GSA, it allegedly overpaid for the equipment supplied by Workrite.
  • Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Workrite will pay approximately $488,000 to California and approximately $87,000 to the whistleblower.