Don't Let Your Plaintiff Get Away In CEPA Cases

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT) -- A recent decision issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division, Hitesman v. Bridgeway Inc. (decided March 22, 2013), highlights the important gatekeeping functions of trial courts in cases brought under New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), § 34-19-1 et seq.

CEPA is remedial legislation designed to protect employees who “blow the whistle” on illegal activities committed by their employers or co-workers. It is a statutory exception to the general rule that employers may terminate an at-will employee with or without cause for...
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