Mount Laurel Retaliation Attorneys
Whistleblower Rights · Wrongful Termination · Employer Retaliation
To encourage employees to report fraud and wrongdoing, the state of New Jersey and the federal government offer incentives and protections for whistleblowers. Workers are also protected from termination or other reprisal for exercising their employment rights such as medical leave, maternity leave or work injury claims.
Employers may try to hide behind the concept of “at-will” employment. The Mount Laurel retaliation lawyers of Costello & Mains, LLC, do not let employers get away with punishing employees who have done nothing wrong. We have turned the tables through successful lawsuits for wrongful discharge or retaliation.
Have you suffered termination or other backlash? Do you need protection as a whistleblower? We represent public and private employees in South Jersey and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.
Burlington County Whistleblower Rights Lawyers
Whistleblower laws protect employees who raise concerns about fraud, workplace safety, labor violations or other wrongdoing. Our employment law attorneys are knowledgeable about your protections under the applicable laws, including:
— The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
— The False Claims Act (federal Qui Tam lawsuits)
— The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Under a Qui Tam action, an employee (or any citizen) who exposes fraud against the government can share in any money that the feds recover in civil fraud litigation against the offending company.
Did Your New Jersey Employer Retaliate Against You?
Retaliation refers to any adverse employment action against an employee in response to protected activities such as reporting illegal activity, reporting harassment or discrimination, or filing lawful and legitimate claims. Retaliation can include threats and intimidation, demotion or transfer, assigning menial or demeaning tasks, unjustified negative performance reviews, termination of employment, and other alterations of the terms of employment (Pierce violations).
Costello & Mains has represented employees in many types of retaliation cases, including:
- Workers’ compensation retaliation (claiming work-related disability)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation (taking protected leave)
- New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) retaliation (personal or family leave)
- Qui Tam retaliation (reporting fraud)
- OSHA retaliation (reporting safety violations)
- Wage and hour retaliation (e.g., claiming unpaid overtime)
- Wrongful discharge (actual termination or constructive discharge)
Employers that take vengeful actions are subject to lawsuits for the economic, social and emotional harm to that employee. We can determine if you have a viable case and pursue your claims in the New Jersey state courts or federal jurisdiction.
Proactive Protection Or Accountability For Abuses
We will stand up for your rights as a whistleblower or make employers pay for retaliatory discharge or other reprisal. Please do not hesitate to contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation with our Mount Laurel retaliation lawyers.