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The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) N.J.S.A. § 34:19-1 et. seq.. New Jersey law prohibits an employer from taking any retaliatory action against an employee because the employee does any of the following:
.Discloses, or threatens to disclose, to a supervisor or to a public body an activity, policy, or practice of the employer or another employer, with whom there is a business relationship, that the employee reasonably believes is in violation of a law, or a rule or regulation issued under the law, or, in the case of an employee who is a licensed or certified health care professional, reasonably believes constitutes improper quality of patient care;
.Objects to, or refuses to participate in, any activity, policy or practice which the employee reasonably believes:
.Is in violation of a law, or a rule or regulation issued under the law, or, if the employee is a licensed or certified health care professional, constitutes improper quality of patient care;
.Is fraudulent or criminal; or
.Is incompatible with a clear mandate of public policy concerning the public health, safety or welfare or protection of the environment. N.J.S.A. 34:19-3. SOURCE
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