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Know Your Rights under Employment Law

Often employees do not understand that they have options available if they believe they have been the victim of discrimination. Because of fear, an employee may accept illegal and harassing behavior. It is important to understand your rights in the workplace to protect yourself and your family. For example, plain and simple it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you and it is illegal for an employer to allow a hostile work environment to exist.

Types Of Discrimination In The NJ Workplace

Discrimination can come about in many different ways. The body of law covers a number of areas and situations such as the following:

  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Racial and ethnic discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Reverse discrimination
  • Gender discrimination

Workplace discrimination may occur in situations such as an older worker being passed over for a promotion, or a worker being denied a job due to gender discrimination. Or perhaps an employee is subject to constant sexual taunts and innuendo.

Other situations in the workplace that can be addressed by a skilled attorney include the following:

  • Disputes over wages and hours including overtime
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination in disciplinary procedures and actions
  • Inadequate compliance with accommodations for disabled
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Maternity leave discrimination
  • Employee leave disputes
  • Employer retaliation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Employment contracts
  • Qui Tam actions
  • Severance agreements

Contact New Jersey employment lawyers to discuss any questions you may have regarding discrimination in the workplace or employment law.

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Neil H. Deutsch
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About Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for…

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Bruce L. Atkins
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About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey’s premier practitioners of employment and civil litigation. He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers prestigious list every year since 2005.  This honor, bestowed upon a recipient by the votes of his peers, is a powerful nod to the skill Mr. Atkins…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt
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About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigations such as discrimination, retaliation, and whistle blowing matters.  He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

About Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination,…

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Debra M. McGarvey
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About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA),…

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