Protecting Whistleblowers

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WEC Protecting Whistleblowers Campaign

Factsheets

News

State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whistleblower Protections
June 11, 2014
By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

For years, New Jersey was considered to have some of the strongest whistleblower protections in the nation, shielding employees from retaliation from their employers when they tried to report corporate wrongdoing.

Opinion Pieces

NJ Supreme Court Should Protect Workplace Whistleblower
January 8, 2015
Star Ledger
David Tykulsker
WEC General Counsel and Attorney in Montclair

What happens if a nurse at a New Jersey hospital or nursing home observes a legal violation that endangers patient care, informs her supervisor, and is fired for doing so?

Press Releases

The NJ Work Environment Council, NJ Industrial Union Council, and 25 other Environmental, Labor and Community Organizations Applaud NJ Supreme Court Decision Upholding State’s Whistleblower Law
July 15, 2015
The NJ Supreme Court ruling today in Lippman v. Ethicon assures that the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) will remain a viable statute. The court rejected the argument that employees would not have whistleblower protection if identifying health and safety issues is part of their regular job duties.

 

27 Environmental, Labor, and Community Organizations Ask N.J. Supreme Court to Uphold State’s Whistleblower Law That Protects Employees Who Report Violations Affecting Public Safety, Health, Environment, and Financial Security
June 10, 2014
The N.J. Supreme Court has been asked by 27 environmental, labor, and community organizations representing more than half a million New Jerseyans to uphold the state’s whistleblower law that protects employees from employer retaliation when they report violations of the law.

In a friend of the court brief the groups cite multiple cases in which employees have been protected by the courts under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). This makes it more likely that employees will report without fear of retaliation violations affecting public safety and health, the environment, and financial security of individual households and businesses.