Whistleblower Rights in New Jersey | Here’s What to Know

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If you are facing the unfortunate consequences of workers’ retaliation, it is important to recognize that you have rights. Read on and reach out to The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today to speak with a dedicated and experienced Gloucester County whistleblower protection lawyer. Our legal team is here to help you.

Which New Jersey laws defend against whistleblowers?

There are a number of different federal laws that were passed to shield whistleblowers from retaliation. The federal laws that protect whistleblowers include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act, and among many others. 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

If you believe your whistleblower rights have been violated or if you have been retaliated against, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to speak with a reliable employment law attorney. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience required to make sure that you and your rights are protected. Give us a call today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.

What are the different types of retaliation?

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, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled New Jersey employment lawyers today. Our firm is here to fight for you and your future.

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 responsible, because when these laws are disobeyed, it suggests 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.

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

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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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