Your employer can be sued in federal or state court if they terminated or demoted you for filing a employment discrimination complaint; complained to your employer about discrimination; refused to obey an order reasonably believed to be discriminatory; supported another employee in a hearing regarding discrimination or picketed in opposition to discrimination.

The law forbids retaliation when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Retaliation is common and it is a legal matter that can get results in court so call J. Graves Associates if you believe your employer has retaliated against you.

In addition to the protections against retaliation relating to discrimination; New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act protects employees from retaliation for reporting actual or suspected unlawful conduct by their employers. If you report criminal or fraudulent activity; refuse to participate in these activities; or participate in a proceeding regarding these activities, you are protected.

If you feel that you are a victim of retaliation, call J. Graves Associates immediately, do not wait. It is important to devise a plan to document the retaliation. If you have already been terminated or resigned because of the employer’s conduct, we will help you take the required steps to initiate a lawsuit to protect your rights. It is a good idea to keep a record of the date and times when you believe the retaliation occurred, along with the names of the individuals involved and any witnesses. Also, keep any letters, emails or voicemails that could serve as evidence of the incident.





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