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New Jersey Law Protects Employees Who Expose Fraud

The state of New Jersey has a well-deserved reputation for protecting its citizens from inequities, and this is especially true in the workplace. The state’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or CEPA, is a good example of this: It is a whistleblower law that protects employees who’ve engaged in a protected activity from retaliation. Though the…
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Appellate Court Revisits Case of Employee Fired for Refusing to Lie

When Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center employee Emilio Rios was asked to “help the hospital” by telling a false story and participate in other activities designed to hurt a former colleague who’d filed a sexual harassment complaint against the facility, he refused and ended up being fired as a result. He filed a claim of retaliatory…
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Alan H. Schorr to Argue as Amicus in Unemployment Case at State Supreme Court

Unemployment insurance exists to provide a safety net for those who become unemployed through no fault of their own. It has proven to be an invaluable lifeline for millions of people across the country and in the state of New Jersey. When individuals apply for these benefits, their claim sometimes requires consideration by the Department…
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New Jersey Teacher Learns Lesson on State Anti-Discrimination Law

A New Jersey teacher fired for teaching anti-Semitic views filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against his employer, accusing them of having terminated him based on his race, ethnicity and religion. His fifteen-count complaint was dismissed and he appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which upheld the lower court’s decision. This case…
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