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Retaliation and Whistleblowing

Experienced New Jersey Retaliation Attorney Fights Retaliation and Whistleblowing

Upholding employees’ rights and winning full compensation

It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for exercising protected rights. Unfortunately, this legal protection does not prevent employers from terminating or demoting employees who report such activity. If you have encountered retaliation in the workplace, Deutsch Atkins, P.C. can help. We are one of Northern New Jersey’s largest plaintiffs employment law firms. Our partners each have more than 30 years of experience in employment matters, and our attorneys have been successful in getting injunctive relief and monetary compensation for numerous employees who suffered unlawful retaliation on the job.

Understanding whistleblower protection in New Jersey

The term “whistleblower” refers to a worker who reports an employer’s illegal activity to the proper authorities. The illegal activity may include:

  • Environmental violations
  • Labor and employment law violations
  • Safety violations
  • Securities fraud
  • Software piracy
  • Tax evasion

Deutsch Atkins represents employees who have faced adverse job actions or have been wrongfully terminated for refusing to go along with their employer’s wrongful conduct, reporting that conduct to authorities or testifying in legal proceedings. We work to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your employer’s wrongful acts. Federal laws, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, and state laws, such as the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), protect workers who object to the unlawful, fraudulent or unethical activities of their employers and refuse to participate in those activities.

The laws protecting employees who disclose wrongful employer conduct protect labor and management personnel. Whether you are a line worker who has witnessed illegal toxic dumping or a senior executive who discovered and disclosed fraudulent financial reporting, you have the right to report your employer’s misconduct without fear of retribution.

Generalized protection against employer retaliation in New Jersey

When employees report discrimination or harassment, or file workers’ compensation claims, employers cannot take adverse employment actions. The lawyers of Deutsch Atkins have extensive experience protecting the rights of employees in actions involving these and other claims related to employment law matters, such as discrimination, breach of contract and harassment.

Contact our NJ employment attorneys to discuss your whistleblower retaliation claim

Contact Deutsch Atkins, P.C. at 551-245-8894 or contact our offices online. We offer consultations over the phone or in person regarding your whistleblower retaliation claim. Our firm has offices in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; Rockland County, New York; and Midtown Manhattan.

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Neil H. Deutsch
Senior Partner

About Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey's premiere practitioners of employment and civil litigation. Mr. Atkins has also been included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Super Lawyers* in Employment Litigation since 2005. Mr. Atkins believes employees have rights that should be aggressively pursued when an employer has wrongfully dealt…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt
Partner

About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigations such as discrimination, retaliation, and whistle blowing matters.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

About Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins, PC in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins, PC, Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination, disability discrimination, FMLA, New…

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Debra M. McGarvey
Attorney

About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Americans…

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