Speaking out against the company you work for when it participates in illegal activities is a courageous thing to do. It is a public service that exposes fraudulent conduct by businesses who are attempting to take advantage of the public, and sometimes its employees. If you feel you have whistleblower claims or have been wrongfully terminated for your whistleblowing actions, the lawyers at Montgomery, Chapin & Fetten, P.C., in New Jersey, can help.
Based in Bridgewater, our employment discrimination and whistleblower attorneys represent clients throughout northern New Jersey. Contact Montgomery, Chapin & Fetten for a free initial consultation or call (908) 203-8833.
Experience in Your Corner
Our team of whistleblower claims attorneys has more than 90 years of combined legal experience. We use this knowledge of New Jersey law to build the best case possible base on your situation. We can explain your rights and responsibilities as an employee under New Jersey whistleblower laws and help you choose the path that is right for you.
You should not have to worry about your employer discriminating against you after you do the right thing and report illegal activity. We will fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
The Whistleblower Protection Act of 2001 and other state and federal legislation prohibits employers from employer retaliation for reporting many forms of criminal or unethical behavior including:
- OSHA safety violations
- Criminal activity
- Environmental abuses
- Misuse of government funds
Employers may be liable for retaliatory discharge damages for firing a worker who refuses orders by a supervisor or owner to perform an illegal act. Victims can sue for reinstatement to their job, all benefits and back pay, or file a claim for compensatory damages including front pay (what they would have earned at the job), emotional distress, and damage to reputation.
In New Jersey, the legislature has passed the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), which enables people with whistleblower claims to receive more protections than other states offer, including:
- Compensation for back pay
- Future pay
- Reinstatement to your position
- Attorney's fees
- Emotional suffering
Montgomery, Chapin & Fetten, P.C., provides legal representation for individuals with whistleblower claims and QUI tam actions. Contact our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys for a free initial consultation. We are available evenings and weekends by appointment, and have attorneys who speak Spanish and Greek.
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