The New Jersey Worker Health and Safety Act prohibits any person from discharging or otherwise disciplining, or in any other manner discriminating against, an employee who has filed a complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to the Worker Health and Safety Act (OSHA). It is also prohibited for an employer to permit or undertake retaliation against an employee who has testified or is about to testify in such proceeding, or who has exercised on behalf of himself or herself or others a right afforded by the Worker Health and Safety Act.
The New Jersey employment rights attorneys at Costello & Mains, LLC, understand how to file lawsuits under this specific anti-retaliation act with the Commissioner of Labor, and we also know how to institute actions under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Pierce Doctrine to recover damages such as compensatory damages, punitive damages, equitable reinstatement, equitable back pay, equitable front pay and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
If you’re concerned about yourself and/or others in the workplace, or even customers and clients, and you feel that your employer has violated either state or federal OSHA, or the Worker Health and Safety Act, we know how to protect your rights if you’ve been harassed or exposed to a hostile working environment or have been discriminated against because of your protected status.
Please call Costello & Mains today at 866-944-3371 (toll-free) or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.