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Tips for Handling Discrimination in the Workplace

Being discriminated against at work can be upsetting and disappointing, and it can deeply affect your life and the lives of the people you love. But workplace discrimination is illegal and you do not have to stand by and take it. If you find yourself as the victim of discrimination because of your age, sex, race, disability or national origin, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

Listed below are tips for coping with discrimination in the work place:

  • Know your rights: If you are the subject of harassment or ridicule because of your race, age, sex, disability or national origin, you may feel depressed, upset and angry. However, one of the best ways to feel empowered is to take a moment to understand your rights as an employee. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 safeguards the rights of citizens in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment.
  • Ask them to stop: Believe it or not, some people do not even realize they are engaging in a discriminatory behavior. If a coworker makes a discriminatory comment, sometimes simply asking him or her to stop can be effective.
  • Get legal help: Discrimination in the workplace should not be tolerated. If you are judged at the workplace as a result of your belonging to a protected class, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced employment law attorney. He or she can help you file a civil claim against the person or party responsible for violating your right to non-discrimination.
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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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About Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey's premiere practitioners of employment and civil litigation. Mr. Atkins has also been included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Super Lawyers* in Employment Litigation since 2005. Mr. Atkins believes employees have rights that should be aggressively pursued when an employer has wrongfully dealt…

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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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About Robert J. Pantina joined the firm in 2018. Mr. Pantina received his B.A. from Rider University in 2008. He received his J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2017. While in law school, Mr. Pantina interned for the Hon. Bonnie J. Mizdol, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of…

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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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