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Conscientious Employee Protection Act

Helping New Jersey Workers Enforce The Conscientious Employee Protection Act

Doing the right thing can be hard when you must weigh it against your future. However, sometimes you have no choice, and you must follow your conscience. If your employer punishes you for taking a stand against wrongdoing, you may have options available to you.

At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson, our attorneys have extensive experience helping employees protect their rights when it comes to whistleblower retaliation matters. In New Jersey, whistleblowers have some protections under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). However, this is a complicated area of the law and often requires skilled legal guidance.

How Does CEPA Help Workers?

CEPA provides significant protections for employees who act against employer wrongdoing. However, to gain these protections, you must believe that the employer’s action violates the law or is a clear risk to:

  • Public health
  • Safety
  • The environment

You must also report these concerns to your supervisor first and allow them time to make changes. However, provided you follow these steps, even if you do not go to the authorities and simply refuse to partake in the acts, you may have the protections of CEPA.

Whistleblower retaliation is a powerful tool of control that employers have. While there are many laws against such actions, it leaves the individual responsible for protecting their rights. You may feel all alone, but that is far from the truth.

Learn More About How We Can Help

Our attorneys are skilled, compassionate and thorough. We will gladly speak with you about your case and work hard to resolve your problems. Contact us at 732-663-1920 or send us an email to find out how we can assist you.