What are Whistleblower Rights in New Jersey? | What to Know

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What forms of retaliation against whistleblowers are there?

There are several ways that employers can counter whistleblowers who reported unsafe working conditions, illicit financial acts, and other forms of illegal conduct. Some of the most common forms of retaliation for whistleblowing that our firm sees include the following:

  • Demotion
  • Disciplinary action
  • Blacklisting
  • Denying overtime pay
  • Reducing pay or salary
  • Wrongful termination

If you have any questions or concerns about the different forms of retaliation, do not wait to reach out to our skilled employment attorneys today. Our dedicated legal team is here to protect you and your rights. We are just one call away.

What New Jersey laws protect whistleblowers?

There are several federal laws that were enacted to protect whistleblowers from retaliation. The federal laws that protect whistleblowers include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act, in addition to many others. The Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees and applicants for employment that disclose information that they believe proves any of the following:

  • A gross waste of funds
  • A “substantial and specific” danger to public health or safety
  • An abuse of authority
  • Gross mismanagement
  • The violation of a law, rule, or regulation

Do not wait to reach out to a skilled employment law attorney today if you believe that your whistleblower rights have been violated, or if you have been retaliated against. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your rights are protected. Contact us today to speak with a legal professional. We are ready to help.

Does OSHA have a whistleblower protection program?

In the event that companies violate the federal laws set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they can be held responsible, because when these laws are violated, it insinuates that their workplace is not safe for their employees. Because of this, those who report unsafe working conditions are protected from retaliation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

To learn more about the Occupational Safety and Health Act, reach out to our skilled employment law attorneys. Our firm is here for you.

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