No matter what industry you’re in or what your rank is at your place of employment, you’re in a position where you may witness illegal or questionable conduct or activities by your company or employers. For many employees, this is a situation in which they are morally and legally compelled to report wrongdoing, as these activities may affect the health, wellbeing or finances of others. Certainly, becoming a whistleblower is considered the correct course of action – but this doesn’t mean that whistleblowers don’t face devastating consequences for simply trying to do the right thing. This is where whistleblower protection and employment attorney Chris Deininger comes in.
Are there laws to protect whistleblowers from retaliation?
The short answer is: Yes, the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is the central Federal law that provides this protection. In addition, there are laws enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act to cover workers in different industries who encounter safety violations. By combining whistleblower claims with anti-retaliation laws, employees should feel confident and encouraged to notify the correct agencies of dangers to employee as well as public health and safety.
How to make use of whistleblower laws and protection
Unfortunately, despite these laws, whistleblowers often find themselves paying the price for doing the right thing. Retaliation by employers can include anything from harassment and demotion to losing your job and destroying your reputation/career. Having to navigate a complex legal system that include time limitations on complaints on top of your employment troubles can be a nearly impossible task, which is why the assistance of an experienced, driven employment attorney is essential.
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With nearly 30 years of complex litigation experience, Chris Deininger is a New Jersey employment law attorney who believes that no one should pay the price of doing the right thing.
Whatever employer misconduct you are dealing with; you do not need to go through it alone. Your NJ employment lawyer will be at your side each step of the way to navigate the legal system, deal with relevant agencies and protect your future.
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Christopher L. Deininger is a graduate of Skidmore College and the Case Western Reserve University Law School. He has nearly 30 years of experience in litigation, bench and jury trials and appeals, including substantial experience handling complex matters.