New Jersey Employment Law Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Whistleblowers & Fighting Wrongful Termination
Lombardi and Lombardi P.A. has brought claims under federal law or New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) on behalf of workers who were fired, demoted or disciplined for calling attention to employer abuses, for reporting discrimination or for filing claims.
If you believe an employer has unjustly terminated you or otherwise retaliated against you, you may have a lawsuit for damages. Let our employment law attorney evaluate your possible claim in a free consultation. Call today for strong representation throughout Central New Jersey.
Whistleblower and Wrongful Discharge Protections
It is illegal for an employer to take adverse action against you (up to and including termination) for the following.
- Reporting criminal activity (fraud)
- Refusing to perform illegal acts
- Calling attention to environmental or safety violations
- Reporting a co-worker or supervisor for discrimination
- Filing an employment discrimination or sexual harassment claim
- Filing a work disability claim
- Taking pregnancy leave or FMLA leave
If you win your case against the company, legal remedies can include back pay and benefits, front pay (projected earnings), emotional damages or defamation, and reinstatement to your job. Many cases are settled in private negotiations or arbitration, while some cases must be resolved in state or federal court.
* Constructive Discharge — Employers leery of terminating a whistleblower may retaliate in other ways. If your employer made your work environment so hostile or degrading that you were forced to quit, you can still bring a wrongful termination suit for constructive discharge.
Proving Whistleblower Retaliation
Employers are within their rights to fire workers for poor job performance or insubordination. Investigation of whistleblower cases often reveals a record of steady or commendable reports and then an abrupt pattern of poor reviews that coincide with a whistleblowing incident or confrontation. Attorney Scott Telson is adept at sifting through employee records to demonstrate inconsistencies. He also excels at uncovering other evidence that proves our client was singled out after reporting abuses.
If you were wrongfully discharged or forced to resign for whistleblowing, you have powerful advocates on your side. Lombardi and Lombardi has a 35-year record of successful litigation in complex cases against some of the largest U.S. corporations.
We have offices in Edison, Brick and Freehold, New Jersey. Contact us today to arrange your free, discreet consultation.