What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have in New Jersey?

New Jersey has clear and strong legal protections for employees who act as a whistleblower. Several federal laws also protect employees who speak out against their employer for unlawful activities. The bottom line is that retaliation against an employee for whistleblowing is illegal in New Jersey. One of New Jersey’s most stringent laws that protect whistleblowers is its first, enacted in 1986: the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). CEPA is one of the most encompassing whistleblower protection laws[…] Read More

Can Employers Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?

Even though whistleblowing is often reported in the news, it is not always easy to understand what happens to the actual whistleblower. Many employees may fear whistleblowing because they do not know what position they will be in after they speak out. Today, there are more whistleblowers than ever due to the #MeToo movement. Employees became more willing to report what they saw. Harvard Business Review stated that whistleblowers are crucial to keeping firms healthy, since they can make companies and[…] Read More

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

Industries Where Whistleblowers are Most Common

Encountering wrongdoing or fraudulent practices in the workplace can happen in any industry and with many types of companies. When there is a way to cut corners or do illegal acts to save money, make money or help the bottom line, there are people and companies willing to take the chance. However, there are some industries where whistleblowers may have more opportunities to call out improper acts. Health care There has been a high volume of fraudulent practices and accusations[…] Read More

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.The Conscientious Employee Protection Act is a New Jersey law specially designed to protect whistleblowers. Under this law, whistleblowers can even[…] Read More