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When is whistleblowing illegal?

For the most part, the U.S. is known for freedom of speech. Unfortunately, in the past, some employees have not experienced such privileges. Whistleblowing, the act of exposing illegal or unethical behavior, can land someone in a lot of trouble. Often, employees would face retaliation and lose their jobs. Now, federal and state laws protect a person’s rights to disclose corrupt activity.

What to do when you experience sexual harassment at work

There has certainly been a lot of talk lately about sexual harassment. While there has been a lot of talk about it, it may not be as clear how to handle it if it happens to you while at work.

A recent survey found that 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men said they experienced sexual harassment during their lifetime. Thirty-eight percent of women revealed that the sexual harassment they experienced was at work. Even though there is not a federal law that requires workplace victims to report an instance they believe is sexual harassment, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t. If you are not sure what to do when confronted with sexual harassment at work, here is a guide for what you can do.

As number of whisteblowers grow, so does the retaliation

Whistleblowing is not an easy stance to take. Employees need to muster a lot of courage to come forward and point out wrongdoings at their workplace. The good news, the amount of people coming forward to report misconduct is increasing. But the bad news, the rate at which companies are retaliating against those whistleblowing employees is also increasing.

A recent survey showed that even though there are less incidents of misconduct being reported, the whistleblowers who are coming forward are doing so in greater numbers. Workers are most likely coming forward not only because it is the right thing to do, but they feel they can get help and be protected. In New Jersey, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act is a law that protects employees from retaliatory action against them from an employer.

Non-Competes In New Jersey

Everyone switches jobs, at one point or another. Millennials are increasing the pace, with our generation averaging less than five years per job. But switching jobs is not all about new opportunities, a higher salary, and greater prospects. As always, there are legal considerations that could get in the way of a new and prosperous career.

Non-Compete Agreements can prevent employees who are switching jobs from utilizing client contacts, trade secrets, confidential information and customer relationships. Employers can issue a valid non-compete in a variety of circumstances, such as with an offer of employment, a promise of continued employed, a change in the terms of employment. Typically, you can find your non-compete located in your employment contract.

 

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