Defending Your Right to Speak Out in New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Both the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Act and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act in New Jersey protect employees who report instances of wrongdoing. The laws prevent employers from retaliating against employees who report instances of unlawful activity or wrongdoing on the part of their employer. If you feel your CEPA or whistleblower rights may have been violated anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, or if you would like to ask about your rights under the CEPA or Whistleblower Act, please contact our offices immediately to speak with a Philadelphia employment whistleblower attorney.

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The Pennsylvania Whistleblower Act

The Pennsylvania Whistleblower Act, or 43 P.S. § 1423, prevents an employer from retaliating against an employee for making a good faith report to the employer or the appropriate authority about an instance of wrongdoing or waste. Retaliation includes firing, threatening to fire or taking any other actions that negatively affect the employee’s job or compensation. Essentially the Act prevents an employer from retaliating against the employee for reporting something that is happening at the job that the employee believes is unlawful.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)

The Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or CEPA (N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq.), prevents an employer from retaliating against an employee for disclosing information about the employer that the employee believes is either a violation of a law, rule, or regulation or criminal or fraudulent.

A violation of a law, or rule or regulation includes any violation involving deception of, or misrepresentation to: any shareholder, investor, client, patient, customer, employee, former employee, retiree or pensioner of the employer or any governmental entity, or, in the case of an employee who is a licensed or certified health care professional, reasonably believes constitutes improper quality of patient care. CEPA also protects an employee who reports this information about another employer who has a business relationship with the employee’s employer.

Contact an Employment Whistleblower Attorney in Cases of Whistleblower Retaliation

A whistleblower, by definition, is a person who exposes illegal or unethical activity in an organization or business. The illegal activity may be against the employee, such as a sexual harassment case, or more general, like unlawful pollution practices. Whistleblower cases are important because they expose information about wrongdoing of which the public and law enforcement may be unaware. Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for reporting a safety concern, or for reporting mismanagement, abuse of authority, or an illegal action in the workplace.

To prove retaliation for whistleblowing, you must show that you were fired or punished in the workplace because of your complaint or report. Timing is very important, because the case will be much stronger if there is very little time elapsed between your complaint and your employer’s negative reaction. If you’ve reported a violation of the law by your employer and you believe that you’ve suffered retaliation because of it, you should speak with an experienced employment whistleblower attorney in Philadelphia or Mount Laurel, NJ to discuss your legal options.

Employment Whistleblower attorneys specialize in the laws that protect whistleblowers

The federal government and many states have laws protecting whistleblowers from retaliation for reporting violations against their employer. The False Claims Act qui tam provision is one of the strongest whistleblower protection laws in the United States, according to the National Whistleblower Center. However, it has many complicated components. Contact an experienced Philadelphia employment whistleblower attorney to help you understand the process and your rights as a whistleblower. A whistleblower lawsuit can take a long time; It is not uncommon for a case to remain pending for many years while the case is investigated completely. As part of the settlement, your employment whistleblower attorney may be able to negotiate relief on your behalf, including reinstatement, back pay, compensation for litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees. State laws may offer more protection than federal law. Contact our Philadelphia employment whistleblower attorneys at 215-694-8885 to learn more.

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