Pursuant to the False Claims Act, any citizen with appropriate and detailed evidence of fraud is at liberty to bring a lawsuit against a business or a person who is cheating the U.S. government or the government of New Jersey and recover monies on behalf of the government. If the government is successful at recovering funds, the whistleblower will be rewarded with a percentage of the recovery.
The SEC and IRS have their own set of laws and regulations that, if violated, can be grounds for a whistleblower lawsuit.
Whistleblowers are protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act among other federal and state laws from retaliation or termination for reporting the fraud of their employer.
New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report alleged wrongdoing by their employers, cooperate in investigations or provide evidence or testimony against their employer.
New Jersey extends this protection to whistleblowers because information from employees who are aware of the inner workings of a company aid law enforcement immeasurably. Would-be whistleblowers would not come forward if they feared they would be fired or otherwise face retaliation in the form of adverse actions against them in the workplace.
The New Jersey LAD prohibits retaliation against employees who report or oppose unlawful acts by their employers. The LAD also prohibits retaliation against employees who have aided or encouraged other employees to assert their rights.
We welcome employees who were wrongfully terminated, demoted, harassed, threatened and/or bullied after reporting the illegal activity of their employers. We are committed to our clients and we persevere in our representation.
Contact the Hackensack employment law attorneys at Cowen & Jacobs regarding any legal matter. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 201-525-0025.
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