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Defending Your Right to Speak Out in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our Philadelphia and New Jersey whistleblower and CEPA attorneys.

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 at (800) 256-5236 to speak with an attorney. You may also contact us online via our contact form.

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.

Take the first step to ensuring your rights are protected by calling our office at (800) 256-5236 for a consultation with our New Jersey and Philadelphia whistleblower and CEPA lawyers.