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If you feel you were retaliated against for blowing the whistle, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. can help. New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protects employees who report or threaten to report illegal or unethical activity, also known as being a whistleblower. As long as you engage in this activity in good faith, you cannot be harassed, terminated, or retaliated against for doing so. The attorneys have represented many employees with CEPA claims and achieved excellent results for clients. If you are being harassed in retaliation for engaging in protected conduct (such as complaining about illegal discrimination, or blowing the whistle on illegal activity), then you may also have a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The firm’s goal is to learn more information from you about what is happening in the workplace and to provide you with advice about options for moving forward. The attorneys may be able to negotiate a resolution on your behalf or, if the matter warrants it, to file a lawsuit to recover economic and emotional damages you have suffered.
On June 23, 2022, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC, Director, Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., moderated a panel discussion presented by Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey (AHPNJ) concerning the status of affordable housing delivery for the Third Round and preparation for the Fourth Round which commences July 1, 2025. Mr. Schmierer is the President of AHPNJ. The panelists included a representative from the Fair Share Housing Center, former Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Chief of Multifamily Program for NJHMFA and a professional planner who has served as a Special Court Master in 40 plus municipalities for the implementation of Third Round Affordable Housing Plans. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm's Government Practice Group which represents over 30 municipal governing bodies, land use board and affordable housing committees throughout the State of New Jersey.