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Clifton, New Jersey Retaliation Lawyers

Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee, such as firing, demoting or harassing them, because they engaged in an activity that the law protects against retaliation.

At Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C., our New Jersey whistleblower lawyers represent employees who have experienced retaliation in the workplace in New Jersey and New York. For example, we handle cases in which employees have been wrongfully terminated because they complained about illegal discrimination, such as discrimination based on age, race, disability or gender at their jobs.

We also handle whistleblower claims under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"). Among other things, CEPA prohibits companies from retaliating against employees who object to or refuse to participate in activities they reasonably believe are illegal, fraudulent, criminal, or violates a clear mandate of public policy relating to public health, welfare or the environment.

Likewise, we handle retaliation cases under the Family & Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and many other state and federal employment laws that protect whistleblowers. We also represent employees of state and local municipal governments who have been retaliated against because they exercised their First Amendment rights such as the right to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

Experienced New Jersey Whistleblower Attorneys

In fact, retaliation claims are among the most common type of claims handled by our employment law attorneys. We have settled countless retaliation claims through negotiations, and litigated them in both state and federal court. For instance, one of our precedent-setting cases, Brennan v. Norton, makes it clear that the notice requirement of New Jersey’s Tort Claims Act does not apply to claims brought under CEPA.

To discuss your whistleblower claim with one of our experienced employment lawyers, please contact us online or call us at (201) 777-2250.

Learn More About Your Legal Rights

If you would like to learn more, you might be interested in reading our Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Or you might be interested in one of the following articles from The New Jersey Employment Law Blog, each of which was written by one of our New Jersey whistleblower lawyers:

About Clifton, New Jersey

The City of Clifton is located in Passaic County, New Jersey. It was incorporated in 1917. Prior to that, it was known as Acquackanonk Township. Acquackanonk Township, which originally was formed in 1693 and formally incorporated in 1798, was much larger than what currently is Clifton.

As of the 2020 census, Clifton was home to more than 90,000 residents. It is the home to the Clifton Commons and Promenade Shops at Clifton. It also was the childhood home of the creator of the Sopranos, David Chase.

Directions to Our Office From Clifton

It is easy to get to our office from Clifton. Take Route 46 East toward the Garden State Parkway North.  Exit the Parkway at Exit 172, and then take a left onto West grand Avenue.  You will then turn right onto Chestnut Ridge Road.  Continue past the next light, and then turn right toward our building, which is at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road. We are on the second floor, in Suite 230.

If you have experienced retaliation in the workplace in New Jersey or New York, you should feel free contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our New Jersey whistleblower attorneys. Our telephone number is (201) 777-2250.

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"I worked with Jonathan Nirenberg, ESQ on a sensitive emotional employment matter. Mr. Nirenberg was quick to respond, offered excellent advice, and always followed up with phone calls or emails when needed. My situation was settled out of court within a short period of time with the best possible results for not just me but also for the employer. Highly recommend and would seek his help again if needed..." Linda Busch, PhD
"We've had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on multiple individual and class employment cases. Jonathan is a skilled, dedicated and caring attorney that works diligently to bring justice for his clients. We would recommend Jonathan as a legal resource for any employment cases." Stephan Zouras, LLP
"I felt alone and without a voice, until I hired Jonathan I. Nirenberg of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Mr. Nirenberg represented me in an employment matter. Without his help, I know that I would not have had the extremely successful outcome I had. Jonathan was not only professional, but very empathetic to what happened to me. Jonathan gave me support, and options in relation to a challenging employer/employment situation which was an extremely difficult time in my life..." Shelly Smith