To encourage employees to come forward when they have knowledge of illegal acts committed by their employer, New Jersey (like many other states) has enacted what is known as a whistleblower law. Called the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), this law is a powerful tool that can stop law-breaking by employers. Both private sector and government employees are covered by CEPA. Additional protections are provided under federal law.
Forman & Cardonsky uses the whistleblower laws on behalf of employees who have been fired or suffered job-related retaliation for reporting illegal acts. We are experienced, knowledgeable in the law and determined to succeed for our clients. In your case, our firm will conduct a thorough investigation and work to build a strong and successful case for you.
New Jersey whistleblower law protects who report employers’ illegal acts. These acts can include:
If you have knowledge of or uncover evidence about these activities, you need to report them to the proper authorities.
If you have suffered a wrongful termination or adverse employment action because you have reported illegal acts, you have rights.Forman & Cardonsky will help you assert those rights — and fight to obtain compensation and justice for you.
There are a number of remedies available for the whistleblower. If you wish to return to your job, these remedies can include reinstatement with back pay and benefits and attorneys fees. If you are a whistleblower who does not to return to your job, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost earnings, benefits, attorneys fees and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
There is a one year statute of limitations in whistleblower cases. If you have been wrongfully terminated or been disciplined for reporting an illegal act by your employer, you need to act quickly to preserve your rights.
The sooner you begin working with Forman & Cardonsky, the sooner we can get compensation and justice for you.