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Court rejects CEPA claim for "whistle blowing" about internal report unrelated to public interest

USA - May 31 2011 Although the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1, et seq. ("CEPA"), is considered one of the most expansive whistle blowing laws in the country, its reach has limits....


EEOC issues regulations implementing the expansive ADA amendments

USA - April 30 2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), the agency tasked with enforcing the employment-related provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. (the "ADA"), has issued final regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the "ADAAA")....


N.J. court declines to extend CEPA to complaints about customer misconduct

USA - March 29 2011 New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq. ("CEPA"), provides broad protection to a whistle-blowing employee who complains about the unlawful conduct of an employer or co-worker....


Promptly stopping harasser does not shield employer that has ineffective anti-harassment policy

USA - February 28 2011 While employers must act quickly to stop sexually harassing conduct when it occurs, the New Jersey Appellate Division recently issued a decision that emphasizes the importance of also promulgating effective policies calculated to prevent such conduct from occurring in the first place....


U.S. Supreme Court extends Title VII retaliation protection to non-complaining employees

USA - January 25 2011 Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 913 (Jan. 24, 2011), holding that an employee fired because his fiancée accused their mutual employer of discrimination may maintain a retaliation claim against the employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq. ("Title VII")....