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October 2012
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I’m Afraid My Employer Will Retaliate Against Me for Filing a Complaint

While it may seem prudent to put up with illegal situations at work, employees do not have to endure harassment or discrimination in the workplace out of fear of retaliation. Should an employee be fired after filing a complaint, remedies do exist under employment laws for illegal retaliation such as termination, negative evaluation or denial Read More

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Online Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately still commonplace. And it is not just face-to-face harassment that workers encounter on a frequent basis. Harassment online occurs even though many employers have strict policies about use of company computers for non-work and illegal activities. Even when a company fails to have a handbook policy regarding harassment, Read More

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Nursing Mothers Have Rights in the Workplace

Over the years, working women have achieved a number of positive goals in the workplace after many hard-fought battles. Pregnancy is a protected class in New Jersey and women must be given maternity leave. Pregnant women must not be treated in a manner different from other employees and employers cannot ask potential employees about their Read More

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Private Citizens can Bring a Qui Tam Action to Stop Illegal Activity

In a qui tam lawsuit, a private citizen sues in federal court on behalf of the government against persons engaging in an activity such as fraud against the government. The individual, called the relator, sues in spite of the fact that the individual has not been personally injured by the illegal activity at the heart Read More

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Remedies for Religious Discrimination

The laws prohibiting discrimination provide a victim of religious discrimination with a number of different and effective remedies. If you are the victim of religious discrimination in the workplace in New Jersey, you may be able to secure the position to which you were illegally denied. Back pay along with interest can be awarded. In Read More

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Religious Discrimination in Housing and Places of Public Accommodation

In addition to it being illegal to discriminate in the workplace, it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion in places of public accommodation in New Jersey. Places of public accommodation where discrimination is prohibited on the basis of religion include the following: Restaurants and dining establishments Hotels Places where entertainment takes 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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