Have you been retaliated against at work because you have reported or objected to an activity that you believe is unlawful or fraudulent? If so, your employer may have violated the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) also known as “the whistleblower” statute. The purpose of this statute is to protect and encourage employees to report illegal or unethical workplace activities.
CEPA makes it illegal for your employer from retaliating against you if you have objected to, or refused to participate in conduct which you reasonably believe is unlawful, or dangerous to the public health, safety, or welfare. Unfortunately “doing the right thing” by blowing the whistle on your employer or co-workers often leads to retaliation. Our lawyer our well-versed in this area of law. This past year we settled a whistleblower claim on behalf of a former Atlantic City Police Chief for $2.3 million dollars.
If your employer has retaliated against you for blowing the whistle on unlawful conduct, please give us a call at 609-348-1300 for a free consultation or email one of our employment lawyers.