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DOL Obtains Court Order On Behalf of Employee in Workplace Retaliation Case in New Jersey


On October 31st, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) obtained a federal court order on behalf of a New Jersey worker who was allegedly subject to unlawful retaliation. A temporary injunction was put in place against Nova Produce Inspection Services LLC, an employer-based in Ocean View. Here, our New Jersey retaliation attorney for employees provides an overview of the allegations and explains the steps that you should take if an employer takes adverse action against you for exercising a legally protected right.

DOL Injunction: Employer in New Jersey Must Refrain Against Retaliatory Action 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor secured a temporary restraining order from the New Jersey District Court against Nova Produce Inspection Services LLC and the company’s owners: Christian Rojas and Karina Rojas. The DOL alleges that the owners of this company unlawfully retaliated.

against an employee who reported wage and hour concerns. More specifically, is alleged to have fired the worker after wrongly linking her to a federal wage law investigation. The court order prevents further retaliation and requires the employers to notify the DOL before any further terminations. The wage and hour investigation and the retaliation case are still ongoing.

Three Steps to Take If You Have Been Subject to Retaliation in the Workplace in New Jersey

Retaliation in the workplace can manifest in various forms, from subtle exclusions to overtly punitive actions, especially after an employee has engaged in a protected activity, such as filing a complaint or being a whistleblower. In New Jersey, workers are protected under both federal and state laws from such retaliation. Do you believe that you or your family member was subject to any form of unlawful workplace retaliation? Here are three things you should do: 

  1. Know Your Rights: The first step in addressing workplace retaliation is to understand your rights. For example, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) provides broad protections against retaliation for employees who have filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under LAD or who have opposed any forbidden practices.
  2. Document the Retaliation: Documentation can make the difference in a legal dispute. Keep meticulous records of any retaliatory actions taken against you. Save emails, record dates and details of incidents, keep performance reviews, and note any changes in your work environment or duties that occurred after you engaged in a protected activity
  3. Consult with a Lawyer: Consult with an employment lawyer who is well-versed in New Jersey’s workplace laws. A top-tier attorney can provide guidance on your situation, help you understand the complexities of your case, and represent your best interests.

Get Help From Our New Jersey Retaliation Lawyer Today

At Poulos LoPiccolo PC, our New Jersey employee rights attorney takes on the full spectrum of workplace retaliation cases. If you have any questions or concerns about a retaliation claim, we can help. Contact us today to arrange your completely confidential initial appointment. From a law office in Monmouth County, we represent employees in retaliation claims throughout New Jersey.



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