New Jersey has one of the strongest and most far-reaching whistleblower protection laws in the United States. The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) provides protection to employees and independent contractors who disclose or threaten to disclose to a supervisor a policy, practice, or activity of the employer that the employee reasonably believes is illegal, criminal, or fraudulent. It also protects employees and independent contractors who object to or refuse to participate in an activity, policy, or practice of the employer that the employee reasonably believes is illegal, criminal, or fraudulent.
CEPA prohibits retaliation which can take the form of termination, demotion, suspension, negative compensation decisions, and other adverse actions.
If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation for having engaged in whistleblowing activities protect yourself and stand up for your rights. The Law Offices of Damian Christian Shammas, LLC represents whistleblowers. Call today for a free consultation to learn your rights and what can be done to obtain justice.