Posts Categorized: Whistleblower Claims

5 Things Every Whistleblower Should Do

The New Jersey Conscientious Protection Act, or “CEPA”, protects workers who complain about or report unlawful conduct on the part of their employers from retaliatory actions like firing or demotion.  However, no law confers unlimited protection, CEPA included.  So-called “whistleblower” employees should still make sure to complain and report to their employers in a manner… Read more »

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Can Be Protected As Whistleblowers

In 2014, we posted on this blog about a legal question that had yet to be definitively resolved in New Jersey: namely, whether whistleblowing employees are protected under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) when their job duties require them to monitor and report on the legality of their employer’s conduct. These “watchdog” employees include… Read more »

NJLAD Statute of Limitations: When to File Your Employment Claim

Last updated April 21, 2017. Like all legal claims, claims in New Jersey against your employer are time-barred, or prohibited, beyond a certain amount of time that is set by statute (commonly referred to as the “statute of limitations”). This raises a couple of very important questions: First, how long is the statute of limitations… Read more »

Your Annual Performance Evaluation: Some Legal Considerations

It’s that time again: the December holiday season, end-of-the-year school activities and family gatherings, and – for many employees – the annual performance review. Obviously, performance evaluations play a big role in your continued employment and advancement within your company. Beyond this, performance evaluations can play an important contributing role as evidence in employment lawsuits…. Read more »

Whistleblowing in New Jersey: Complaints That An Employer Violated a “Clear Mandate of Public Policy”

New Jersey whistleblowers are protected under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or “CEPA”. Very generally speaking, CEPA prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for complaining, disclosing, or objecting to workplace conduct that the employee reasonably believes: Violates a law or regulation; Is fraudulent or criminal; or Is incompatible with a clear mandate of… Read more »

Are You A Whistleblower If Reporting Illegal Conduct Is “Part Of Your Job”?

New Jersey’s Whistleblower Statute: What You Need To Know What if you are a corporate auditor or compliance officer? Can your employer terminate you because you report illegal or fraudulent conduct as part of your normal job duties? The New Jersey employment whistleblower statute, known as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), is one of… Read more »