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N.J. Senate Proposes Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

Many female employees experience pregnancy discrimination in violation of legal protections that have existed for decades.  Although Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, many women continue to suffer from disparate treatment based on their pregnancy status. The Senate recently passed S.3565 referred to as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The purpose of the Read More

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Workplace Bullying May Give Rise to a New Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Reports of bullying seem to permeate recent news reports, but most people consider this more of an issue in schools than in the workplace. However, a national study by CareerBuilder found that 35 percent of employees reported being bullied at work. This bullying results in 16 percent of workers suffering medical conditions and 17 percent Read More

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The Special Challenges of Pursuing Employment Discrimination Claims in Federal Court

Victims of employment discrimination face unique challenges according to recent studies of judgments and settlements in employment discrimination cases litigated in federal courts.  Empirical studies of these cases reveal that only five percent of all plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases will receive any form of litigated relief according to an article published in the University Read More

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against NBA Based on Denial of Work Schedule Flexibility

A former National Basketball Association executive from New Jersey recently filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in New York federal court claiming three million dollars in damages. The lawsuit alleges that the NBA forced the former senior account executive out of the league by altering her work schedule. According to the complaint filed by the former Read More

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National Origin Discrimination in New Jersey Based on English Only Policies

Given the increasing number of immigrants in the workplace, the volume of discrimination claims based on national origin has risen significantly.  There were over 11,000 charges filed with the EEOC based on national origin discrimination during 2009, which represents more than a 50 percent increase from the previous year. This rise in discrimination cases based 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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