Retaliation & Whistleblower Protection
Have you been fired for making a complaint or refusing to take part in something unlawful? That is a prime example of unlawful retaliation, and it is your legal right to make complaints about discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful conduct you face in the workplace. If your employer retaliates against you by firing you, harassing you, demoting you, or making your working conditions so miserable that you are forced to quit, then your rights may have been violated.
New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and Law Against Discrimination protect employees who blow the whistle on, object to, or refuse to participate in the unlawful activities of the employer. You are also protected from retaliation for taking family or medical leave or for filing a workers’ compensation claim.