There are numerous federal and NJ state laws that protect “whistleblowers” who report the unfair or illegal practices of their employers. The CEDA law is just one.
CEPA provides that employers may not retaliate against workers who disclose (or threaten to disclose) practices of the employer that they believe are violations of the law. CEPA also protects employees who refuse to participate in unlawful or fraudulent activities or those that may harm the health, safety or welfare of the public. Employees must be careful in asserting their rights under CEPA, as certain pre-action steps are necessary to ensure the protection of the law. If your employer asks you to do an act you feel is illegal or against public policy or you refuse and are fired, it is important to contact us as soon as possible.
You may contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. at Hanlon Niemann & Wright toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your matter further.