• Amendment Enhances Employee Protections and Increases Remedies and Fines under New Jersey's Whistleblower Law
  • January 26, 2006 | Author: Wanda L. Ellert
  • Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP - Newark Office
  • Just before leaving office, Governor Richard Codey signed into law an amendment to the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"), also known as the Whistleblower Law. As originally enacted, CEPA prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who: (1) discloses or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or public body conduct that the employee reasonably believes violates a law, or a rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to law; (2) provides information to or testifies before public bodies regarding such conduct; or (3) objects to or refuses to participate in an activity, policy or practice the employee reasonably believes violates a law, rule, regulation or public policy, or is fraudulent or criminal.