New Jersey Whistleblower Discrimination Lawyers
Sometimes “doing the right thing” comes at a very high cost, such as when an employee makes the decision to report an employer’s suspected illegal activities. This courageous decision has the potential of risking careers, livelihood, health, and standing in the community, not to mention hostility and stress caused by the claim itself. In order to prevail, one must seek out the guidance of a highly experienced and savvy law firm who is familiar with the potential pitfalls and complexities of such litigation. The employment lawyers at Aiello Harris Abate, Law Group PC has successfully represented thousands of employees over the past six decades throughout the State of New Jersey, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for Whistleblower cases.
The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act is also called “Whistleblower Statute”. The statute seeks to prohibit any adverse or retaliatory actions against an employee directed towards him/her because of his or her status as a whistleblower, including harassing or intimidating behavior. This statute covers both private and public employment and encourages employees to take the brave step to expose the employer’s illegal activities.
Claims Under the NJ Whistleblower Statute:
Certain situations, such as those listed below, may constitute a claim under the Whistleblower statute:
- An employee uncovers illegal activity and feels compelled to report it.
- An employer retaliated against an employee for reporting wrongdoing or fraud.
- An employee has proof of bribery of government officials by a company or individual.
- An employee has evidence of an employer engaging in fraudulent practices to the detriment of the U.S. government such as double-billing, over-charging, or improper billing or coding.
- An employee has information regarding federal and/or state tax evasion.
- An employee’s career suffers due to the employer’s illegal or unethical conduct.
- An employee’s reputation and financial stability suffers due to his or her decision to report an employer’s wrongdoing.
Damages Recoverable under the Whistleblower Statute
The statute allows recovery of damages from the employer including attorney and litigation fees, back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, and others.
Contact our New Jersey whistleblower discrimination lawyers today
Employees who believe that they have been treated unfairly or retaliated against need to know their rights. They need to know what legal options and solutions are available to assist them. Our firm makes sure you understand what is needed for a successful resolution. Our unique experience representing both sides of the issue — employees and employers — allows us to know exactly what is needed to build a strategic, successful case on your behalf. Call Aiello, Harris, Abate today at (908) 561-5577 or via our contact form for a complimentary, confidential consultation to discuss your situation.