June 3, 2013 – On May 7, 2013, after a six-day trial in Hudson County Superior Court of New Jersey, a unanimous eight-member jury awarded a former lab technician at Bayonne Medical Center, $80,640 in lost wages, $60,000 for pain and suffering, and $2 million in punitive damages.

June 3, 2013 – On May 7, 2013, after a six-day trial in Hudson County Superior Court of New Jersey, a unanimous eight-member jury awarded a former lab technician at Bayonne Medical Center, $80,640 in lost wages, $60,000 for pain and suffering, and $2 million in punitive damages.

The whistleblower’s case was brought under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) which, in sum, prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who, in good faith, discloses to his employer or the government or objects to in any conduct of the employer which violates the law or a clear mandate of public policy. Successful whistleblowers are entitled to injunctive relief, reinstatement, compensatory damages, (e.g., lost wages, benefits, and other remuneration), punitive damages costs of suit, and attorney’s fees.

In this instance, the whistleblower alleged that after nearly 20 years of employment, with an unblemished record, he became the repeated victim of employer retaliation and his termination resulted in approximately two months after he complained to upper management and human resources about improper blood bank staffing and management procedures as well as his supervisor’s lack of credentials to supervise the blood bank.

If you blew the whistle on your NJ-based employer and have suffered any form of retaliation, contact a whistleblower attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP at (800) 315-3806, or toll-free at 1-800-988-8005, for a free consultation.

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