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Discrimination Statistics: You Are Not Alone

Have you been discriminated against at work? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, despite the various laws and regulations in place to deal with the issue, discrimination remains a problem in workplaces across the country. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducted a study and found the following to be true about discrimination in the year 2012:

  • The EEOC received 99,412 private sector workplace discrimination charges in 2012
  • The most field charges were for retaliation (37,836), race (33,512) and sex discrimination (30,356)
  • The EEOC filed 122 lawsuits — 86 individual suits, 26 multiple-victim and 10 systemic suits
  • 1,797 total discrimination charges were filed in the State of New Jersey for the 2012 fiscal year
  • Texas had the highest number of total discrimination charges filed (8,929) and the highest number of retaliation charges (3,730)
  • In the fiscal year of 2012, in New Jersey, 596 charges were filed for race, 462 for sex and 228 for national origin
  • There were 662 charges filed for employer retaliation in 2012

These are merely some of the recorded statistics on discrimination for a single year in the United States. Truthfully, discrimination may occur even more often. Many instances of discrimination are subtle and victims do not always realize their rights are being violated. If you suspect you are being discriminated against based on your race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin, seek help from a competent attorney as soon as possible.

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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
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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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