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September 2012
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Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Your religious beliefs are protected from illegal treatment in the workplace. If you are discriminated against because of your religious beliefs, New Jersey law offers protection. Covered religious beliefs are broadly defined and include the following: Those who belong to a faith or attend a place of worship Non-believers Those who associate with members of Read More

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Illegal Interview Questions

When you finally land an interview in these challenging times, it may be disheartening to find yourself being asked questions that make you uncomfortable. It helps to know employment discrimination is illegal and that you have rights. It also helps to know what questions are legal and illegal for potential employers to ask. You may Read More

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Sexual Harassment at Work

The workplace is meant for work. Employees have the right to work at their jobs without being subjected to sexually harassing behavior. While most sexual harassment claims are filed by women, men can also be the object of sexual harassment. Regardless of gender, no employee should be subjected to an uncomfortable workplace. If you find Read More

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I’m Almost Ready to Retire and I was Fired. Do I have any Rights?

In addition to rights granted to older workers under federal law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) affords protections to a number of classes of citizens. One of the protected classes under the LAD is age. The law protects persons who are seeking a job as well as those who already have one, making Read More

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What Can I do if I Think I’ve Been Harassed at Work?

You have the right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. If you find yourself the target of lewd or suggestive comments, or if there is a co-worker who is touching you inappropriately, you should not fear asking that the behavior stop. Sexual instant messages, inappropriate postings on company sites, or displaying sexual posters in Read More

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Filing a Complaint of Discrimination

Figuring out how, where, and when to bring an action against your employer for discriminatory practices can be daunting for many people. Complaints can be filed on the state or federal level depending on the circumstances. And on the state level a complaint under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) may be brought to Read More

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How an Employment Lawyer Can Help

Threading through the maze of laws that apply in employment law matters can be overwhelming. In much the same way that you would seek out a professional for your health care needs or an expert to teach you a new skill, you should seek a professional for your employment law needs. Some ways that a Read More

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Is My Household Worker or Nanny an Independent Contractor?

When families seek to lighten the burden of household chores such as cleaning, or when working couples need someone to care for their children, a determination must be made regarding whether these workers are independent contractors or employees. The decision affects the way that taxes are paid and by whom. The IRS has a defined Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch
Senior Partner

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
Senior Partner

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
Partner

About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, 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 in a…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

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

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Debra M. McGarvey
Attorney

About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins, 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), the Americans…

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