Leslie Saint, Esq. Former attorney, Jackson Lewis, PC, New York City
John Sander, Esq.Jackson Lewis, PC, New York City
Whistleblowing and retaliation cases are often among the most challenging employment cases to litigate, potentially exposing companies to significant liabilities and disclosure of highly confidential information. Our state whistleblower law, The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), is one of the country's broadest and most liberally construed whistleblower statutes. New Jersey employees who are terminated or disciplined because they have "blown the whistle" need only reasonably believe that an employer is violating the law or public policy when making a claim. As clarified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Chiofalo v. New Jersey, claimants do not have to identify precisely which law or public policy an employer violated. And in New Jersey, many industries such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, and life sciences employers are especially vulnerable to such claims where complex regulatory and compliance issues are routinely addressed. Whistleblower protection extends to those whose job duties include protecting against law and public policy violations. COVID-19 has significantly increased the number of whistleblower and retaliation claims filings in New Jersey. Why you should attend:Litigation in this area is replete with traps for the unwary on both the plaintiff and defense sides. This year's program will explore the latest developments concerning CEPA, qui tam/False Claims Act, whistleblowing and retaliation theories of liability and the evidence that supports such claims. The program will also examine the various types of COVID-related filings and best practices for investigation and litigation avoidance.
Our panel will update you on the latest cases and developments in this area and provide litigation tips for both plaintiffs and defense attorneys. Make plans to attend this essential seminar, presented by a panel of New Jersey’s leading employment lawyers, to gain the answers to your toughest questions and thought-provoking insight into the issues you need to know. Don’t get left behind – make plans to attend today!
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