New Jersey whistleblower laws encourage employees to come forward to report illegal and unethical employer conduct. These laws provide whistleblowers significant protection against retaliation and discharge.
At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our whistleblower claims attorneys will protect you against retaliatory conduct.
Whistleblower claims arise when an employee reports his or her employer for committing an illegal act of any kind and is retaliated against or wrongfully discharged. Common examples of illegal acts are fraudulent billing of the federal government by employers with government contracts, OSHA violations, environmental violations, wage and hour violations, safety violations, employment discrimination and sexual harassment. Employees who report these actions are protected against retaliation.
New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) is a state law that provides protection for employees who report illegal or unethical conduct in the workplace. CEPA protects employees who report or refuse to participate in any activity that they reasonably believe is illegal, fraudulent, or against public policy. This includes reporting discrimination, harassment, workplace safety violations, environmental violations, and other types of misconduct.
CEPA protects employees, former employees, and job applicants from retaliation by their employer for reporting or refusing to participate in illegal or unethical conduct.
If you have been fired or suffered any adverse employment action, such as being denied a raise or a promotion, for something that could be considered whistleblower activity, we will protect your rights.
From our offices in Newton, our lawyers handle both federal whistleblower claims and New Jersey whistleblower claims.
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Serving northern New Jersey since 1899, we provide our clients with big-firm resources and small-firm personal service. Whether you want protection when you report your employer or you have already suffered as the result of your claim, our whistleblower claims attorneys can help. Call 973-383-2700 or contact our Newton offices online to schedule a confidential consultation.