Yes. Under New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), an employee who objects to an employer’s illegal, unsafe, or fraudulent conduct is still protected even if he or she ultimately engages in the illegal activity. The courts recognize that objecting to the law-breaking is enough and that most people will feel pressured by their bosses to do as they are told or lose their jobs.
For more information, please read Are You Considered a Whistle-blower If Your Boss Makes You Break the Law.
March 17, 2010 – Paul Castronovo – Castronovo & McKinney – New Jersey Whistleblower Lawyers