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NJ Appeals Court Voids Jury Trial Waiver and $2MM Counsel Fees/Costs Award in Whistleblower Suit

New Jersey public policy is undergoing a period of significant retrenchment on employer-employee contract interpretation, producing seismic effects in day-to-day negotiation, litigation, and arbitration of employment law cases in our State. You may recall our blog post dated October 11, 2016, regarding the New Jersey appellate courts’ insistence that, for employers to enforce contract provisions,

N.J. Supreme Court to Whistleblowing State Trooper: Keep $500K of Jury’s Damages Award

The NJ Supreme Court has reinstated a partial jury verdict awarding a State Police sergeant half a million dollars over claims the statewide police force discriminated against him. The Justices’ action ends over 10 years of litigation for veteran trooper Brian Royster, who filed claims of civil rights violations and whistleblower retaliation against the NJ

Dealing with a Self-Representing Whistleblower: How Companies Can Move from Bad to Worse

An employee who draws attention to an illegal or unethical practice within their place of employment is known as a “whistleblower”. According to employment law statutes and cases, including New Jersey’s, an employer is prohibited from firing, demoting, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for actual or threatened whistleblowing activities, as long as the worker’s

Retaliation Against Wells Fargo Whistleblowers: What’s Your Next Move?

When an employee speaks out against unethical or illegal practices in their workplace, or threatens to, an employer may feel tempted to retaliate against that employee by firing, disciplining them short of firing, or denying them deserved promotions or pay increases.  Such retaliation is illegal under federal and New Jersey law.  It also may violate

Tremendous Payday for a Whistleblower: Rewarding Employees Who Report Employer Wrongdoing

A former employee has been awarded more than $10 million for providing key information that led to a successful enforcement action by the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This is the largest award ever granted by the CFTC for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). It is the second largest whistleblower award overall,

A Co-worker is Served With a Restraining Order On Site: What’s Your Next Move?

The deejays had to hide for their lives. In light of Orlando and other invasions of what are supposed to be safe places, it is worth recalling that employers have a legal obligation to provide workers with a healthy and safe workplace. What, then, should employers do to prevent or mitigate workplace violence? For employers,

NJ “Watchdog” Whistleblower Case from 2015 Could Help Workers and the Public in the New Year

“Watchdog” Whistleblower Protections Expand Employee Rights

In July of 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously on key provisions of the NJ Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1, et seq., New Jersey’s so-called “whistleblower” statute, which protects whistleblowing employees from the adverse economic effects of employer retaliation. The CEPA statute has been considered one of American’s strongest bulwarks against employer misconduct and retaliation against employees whose only “crimes” were their reporting of criminal, financial, environmental, and/or unethical wrongs. The High Court’s definitive interpretation puts an end to certain lower court rulings that exempted from CEPA’s coverage those employees whose jobs already required them to report malefaction in the workplace. Joel S. Lippman, M.D., vs. Ethicon, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., 222 N.J. 362 (2015).

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N.J. Supreme Court to Employers: “EVERYONE is protected by the whistleblower statute.”

New Jersey is an “at will” employment state, so it is possible for an employee to quit a job, or an employer to fire an employee, at any time without having to show cause. At the same time, employment laws protect employees from being fired for unlawful reasons. One of those unlawful reasons is retaliation

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