What to Know About Whistleblower Rights in New Jersey

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To learn more about New Jersey’s whistleblower rights, reach out to our skilled Gloucester County whistleblower protection lawyer today. Our legal team is on your side.

What New Jersey laws protect against whistleblowers?

There are a number of different federal laws that were passed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation. The federal laws that protect whistleblowers include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act, and many more. The Whistleblower Protection Act covers federal employees and applicants for employment that disclose information that they believe proves any of the following:

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

It is in your best interest to reach out to a dedicated employment law attorney today if you believe your whistleblower rights have been violated or if you have been retaliated against. Our legal team is trained with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you and your rights are protected. Reach out to our firm today to obtain competent legal representation. We are just a call away.

What types of retaliation against whistleblowers are there?

Employers can counter whistleblowers who declared unsafe working conditions, illicit financial acts, and other forms of illegal conduct in a number of different ways. 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 various forms of retaliation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled employment attorneys today. Our firm is here to fight for you and your rights.

What is OSHA’s whistleblower protection program?

If companies violate the federal laws set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they can be held accountable, because when these laws are disobeyed, it indicates that their workplace is not safe for their employees. As a result, those who report unsafe working conditions are protected from retaliation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

If you would like to learn more about the Occupational Safety and Health Act, reach out to our experienced employment law attorneys. Our firm is on your side.

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