I Am A Whistleblower. Am I Protected?

A whistleblower is someone who reports the illegal activities of his or her employer. Because employers have a vested interest in not being prosecuted, whistleblowers are at risk of being retaliated against for coming forward. Fortunately, laws exist to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the form of demotion, firing, or harassment by their employers. The Mount Laurel employment lawyers at The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC are dedicated to fighting for justice and protecting the rights of[…] Read More

What is Workplace Retaliation?

As an employee, you have the right to speak up when you see or experience discrimination, harassment or other illegal activity in your workplace. Unfortunately, there is a chance that your employer might retaliate. Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer takes negative action against an employee for his or her involvement in an activity that is protected by state or federal law. Workplace retaliation is not legal. However, many employees are not aware of the protections they have after being[…] Read More

Have you Experienced Age Discrimination at Work?

Most people think of issues of race, gender and religious affiliation when it comes to discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, you might also experience age discrimination, especially if you are over forty years old. What does age discrimination look like? It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you based on your age. This includes refusing to hire someone who is older or letting your age motivate their decision to fire you. However, you might also experience subtle discrimination.[…] Read More

Steps to Take if You Observe Wrongdoing or Misconduct at Work

It is a scenario that has become all too common in workplaces across the whole world. You are dedicated worker, loyal to your duties and your employer, then you witness wrongdoing within the company. This can easily cause you stress as you wonder if you should speak up about what you know, and more importantly, how you should go about speaking up. The good news is there are ways to feel at ease and reduce any risks of speaking up.[…] Read More

Workplace Retaliation Claims Are on the Rise

Reports of workplace retaliation have been climbing – in 1997, such claims made up 22 percent of all workplace discrimination claims; in 2017, they made up nearly 45 percent of the claims. In New Jersey, the 2017 figure was 38 percent.Retaliation is any adverse action that occurs after an employee has filed a complaint against the company for harassment or discrimination. While overt retaliation is obvious and can include demotions, negative reviews, reassignments, pay reductions or termination of employment, there[…] Read More