The Trusted Choice in New Jersey Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

At Castronovo & McKinney, serving Woodbridge Township, we are well-versed in federal whistleblower protection laws, ensuring robust defense for employees who courageously report misconduct. Our expertise encompasses:

  • False Claims Act: Empowers employees to file qui tam claims against employers suspected of defrauding the federal government.
  • Dodd-Frank Act: Safeguards those reporting securities law violations, offering financial rewards from settlements or enforcement actions.
  • Sarbanes Oxley Act: Protects individuals reporting financial misconduct by executives in publicly traded companies.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Defends employees who raise concerns about wage issues against retaliatory actions by employers.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Shields employees from adverse job actions like firing or demotion when they report discrimination or harassment.
  • Whistleblower Protection Act: Ensures federal employees are safe from retaliation when disclosing governmental agency misconduct.

These laws are crucial in protecting whistleblowers from unjust employment actions, discrimination, or harassment. If you’ve exercised your legal rights and faced retaliation in Woodbridge Township, our seasoned whistleblower attorneys are prepared to advocate for your rights, seeking all legal remedies and compensation due to you.

Whistleblower Laws in Woodbridge Township NJ

How New Jersey Law Protects Whistleblowers

In Woodbridge Township, employees are safeguarded under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) against retaliation for whistleblower activities. Protected actions under CEPA include:

  • Reporting: Informing a supervisor or public entity about legal, safety, or security violations in the workplace.
  • Filing: Taking legal action against an employer through litigation, arbitration, or administrative proceedings.
  • Testifying: Giving evidence in legal proceedings about an employer’s illegal activities or policy breaches.
  • Opposing: Refusing to engage in activities believed to be illegal by the employee.

To be eligible for CEPA’s protection, you need to demonstrate:

  • You faced adverse employment actions (like termination, demotion, or harassment) for participating in protected activities.
  • Your employer knew about your involvement in these whistleblower activities.
  • The retaliation was a direct response to your whistleblowing.

Defending your position that your employer violated the law is vital in these cases. Given the complexities in establishing whistleblower retaliation, having a knowledgeable New Jersey whistleblower attorney is essential. Our legal team in Woodbridge Township is equipped to guide and support you through this process, ensuring your rights are upheld.

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Why Choose Castronovo & McKinney
for Your Whistleblower Claim

In Woodbridge Township, our legal team at Castronovo & McKinney, LLC possesses comprehensive knowledge of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and federal whistleblower laws, equipping us to effectively counteract employer retaliation. We understand that employers may often retaliate against whistleblowing employees in clear and direct ways, including:

  • Ignoring legitimate complaints.
  • Firing employees for raising concerns or reporting illegal activities or safety issues.
  • Demoting or refusing to promote employees who report wrongdoing.
  • Creating a hostile work environment for whistleblowers.

As our client, we manage every aspect of your whistleblower claim with meticulous attention, encompassing:

  • Detailed investigations into the claim.
  • Acquisition and analysis of employment records.
  • Identification and interviews with key witnesses.
  • Compilation of crucial evidence such as emails, memos, texts, and online communications.
  • Vigorous settlement negotiations with your employer and their legal representatives.

While our preference leans towards settling disputes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, our readiness for trial ensures that we are equipped to secure favorable outcomes in any legal setting.

Recoverable Damages in a New
Jersey Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

At Castronovo & McKinney, LLC, serving Woodbridge Township, our expertise in whistleblower cases allows you to seek various damages based on your specific situation. These can include:

  • Back pay and front pay.
  • Compensation for lost employee benefits.
  • Redress for pain and suffering and emotional distress.
  • Liquidated damages, which serve as a punitive measure against employers who retaliate.
  • Legal fees and other related costs.

Additionally, under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), you might be eligible for equitable relief. This can involve reinstatement to your previous position and mandates for your employer to implement corrective actions to prevent future legal breaches.

Our experienced New Jersey whistleblower attorneys understand the bravery required to report illegal or unsafe practices in the workplace. We are committed to supporting you in fighting back against any form of retaliation. Reach out to us to begin addressing your claim and to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Castronovo & McKinney, LLC is dedicated to assisting clients across New Jersey, including in Woodbridge Township, with their whistleblower claims.