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Homophobic Discrimination Alleged by NJ State Troopers

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Two veteran New Jersey State Troopers allege, in a lawsuit against the agency, that they have experienced discrimination for their sexual orientation for their more than 20 year careers there. The two troopers, both lieutenants who joined the agency in 2001, now work in a new unit with the mission of making the state police inclusive. […]

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What are the Rights of Whistleblowers in New Jersey?

New Jersey has some of the strongest statutes in the nation to protect whistleblowers. A whistleblower is someone who reports a person or organization that they believe is engaged in wrongdoing, illegal activities, or corruption. Quite often, the whistleblower is an employee, but they can also be someone who does business with or hears something […]

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Preventing Whistleblower Retaliation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created with a mission to achieve safe and healthful work conditions for this country’s workforce. It does this through regulations, training, education, and assistance, and covers private and public sector workers and employers. Many people may be surprised to discover that whistleblower protection also falls under the scope […]

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Airline Contract Dispute Raises Concerns for Workers

 

Safety concerns are at the heart of a major ongoing dispute between American Airlines’ mechanics and the company. During a bitter contract renegotiation, one worker union issued the stark warning to its 3,500 members to not fly American if they cared about their families’ safety. The issue arose as American Airlines and their mechanics worked […]

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Whistleblower Complaints are Rising

 

The number of whistleblower complaints reported by employees to federal agencies has spiked in the past five years, yet, the number of investigators on staff has declined. Whistleblower complaints have risen 29 percent since 2014, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the agency is currently operating with 24 percent fewer staff […]

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Understanding the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

 

Work can be challenging enough without the added difficulty of discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a statute that protects employees from discrimination in the workplace based on their race, religion, disability, sex, gender, age, ancestry, nationality, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, military service, or genetic information. It is considered one […]

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Companies Incorporate Active Whistleblowing Systems

 

Whistleblowing often brings fear of retaliation upon those who are seeking to expose the wrongdoings at their workplace. While this happens, whistleblowing does not have to be associated with negativity. Companies that have a whistleblowing system in place and embrace it as part of their company culture can experience beneficial results. According to a lead […]

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Whistleblower Warned Company Before Getting Fired

 

Millions of people trust Vanguard to manage their money. The Pennsylvania-based firm touts its low fees and variety of mutual funds in every conceivable category. The company does not want its investors to know that it may have underpaid the IRS by more than $1 billion. The method by which Vanguard may have evaded its […]

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Pentagon Misconduct Complaints

 

According to data from the Department of Defense investigators, the number of misconduct claims made against senior military and defense officials has gone up in recent years, but a higher percentage of these claims have been dismissed as not credible. Because of this higher rejection rate, fewer officers were found guilty of misconduct in recent […]

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Whistleblower Files Complaint Against NJ Transit

 

Most people who use mass transit to commute to work may take safety standards for granted. An employee hired by NJ Transit, as the chief compliance officer, was to assure that the rail system complied with all legal requirements in March 2017. This comes after a NJ Transit train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal, fatally […]

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