The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the New Jersey Civil Rights Act (NJCRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), and New Jersey's common law all protect employees from retaliation.
The NJLAD protects employees who have complained about discrimination against themselves or others from retaliation. CEPA protects employees who blow the whistle, complain, or refuse to participate in activities of the employer or co-workers which the employee reasonably believes to be in violation of law or public policy. The NJCRA protects public employees and some private employees from retaliation in violation of the New Jersey and United States Constitutions. FMLA and NJFLA protect employees from retaliation for taking leave to care for a serious health condition suffered by the employee or the employee's immediate family member. New Jersey's common law protects against retaliatory terminations violating public policy, such as retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim.
Retaliation in New Jersey includes not only retaliatory wrongful termination, but also retaliatory demotions, transfers, salary reductions, disciplinary actions, harassment, bullying, and other adverse actions. If you have suffered any of these retaliatory actions, you may be protected by one of the above laws.
Alan H. Schorr & Associates has been aggressively representing employees in NJ who have suffered retaliation since 1993. Alan H. Schorr, a Certified Civil Trial attorney, has had many significant legal victories at the Federal and Appellate Courts, including Stomel v. Camden, Gerard v. Camden County and Rivera v. Camden Board of Education, and numerous significant verdicts and settlements. Many of these cases are handled on a contingent basis (no fee unless recovery), and there is always a free initial telephone consultation available.
Contact us for a free initial telephone consultation today regarding retaliatory wrongful terminations, demotions, & transfers in NJ.