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Former Employees Sue Local Defense Contractor for Age Discrimination Terminations

On August 14, 2013, 12 former employees of Mission Solutions Engineering (MSE) filed suit in federal court alleging that their terminations constituted age discrimination. The plaintiffs are seeking back pay, damages and counsel fees. According to the local press, the company, located in Moorestown, New Jersey, is a defense contractor. In January 2012, the company Read More

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Rutgers Basketball Is a Lesson Learned About Harassment and Intimidation

Learning at Rutgers University isn’t limited to the classroom. There are lessons to be learned even on the university’s basketball court. That’s where players suffered verbal and physical assaults by then head coach Mike Rice Jr. beginning in 2010. Rice’s coaching style included cursing at players, shoving them, and throwing basketballs at their heads. When Read More

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Discrimination Whistleblowers Deserve Retaliation Protection Even When No Victim Is Identified

Discrimination law in New Jersey was made clearer on July 17, 2013 with a New Jersey Supreme Court decision against the United Parcel Service (UPS). In October 2005, a UPS manager, Michael Battaglia, reported to his superiors about allegedly sexually suggestive remarks made by another employee, Wayne DeCraine, about a female employee, despite the fact Read More

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Employment Matters Where a Lawyer Can Help a High-Ranking Executive

The relationship between employers and employees has many facets. This relationship may deteriorate over time — and a high-ranking executive may have the need for legal intervention to enforce the terms and conditions of employment, or to provide protection in the pursuit of a new position. Some of the areas where a high-ranking executive may Read More

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Understanding Whistleblower and Qui Tam Cases

Whistleblowers are courageous. They often act as society’s canaries in a coal mine, pointing out dangerous situations whose continuance can only lead to abuse and illegal activity that harms society. Unfortunately, instead of being rewarded for their courage in pointing out misdeeds, whistleblowers may be subjected to punishment, harassment, or outright termination of employment. Depending Read More

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Laws That Prevent Your Employer from Retaliating If You File a Claim

Employees often keep quiet when they are being harassed or when they observe illegal activity in the workplace because they have a strong fear of being fired or harassed in retaliation for their actions. However, it is important for employees to note that protections do exist for those who expose illegal activities such as harassment Read More

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Bringing a Wage Dispute Claim

In difficult economic times, many workers are grateful for employment. However, sometimes your job can turn into a nightmarish situation in which you find yourself subjected to illegal practices by your employer. You do not have to put up with improper treatment — such as not being paid the proper amount for the hours you Read More

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Consequences of Firing a Worker for Reporting an Injury

You have the right to report any work-related injuries that occur. In addition, your employer may not retaliate against you for reporting an injury. Unfortunately, many companies and employers demote, terminate and withhold promotions from employees seeking to report injuries that occur at work. For example, in 2012, the Union Pacific Railroad Company fired an Read More

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Mistakes That Can Jeopardize Your Discrimination Case

You’ve been discriminated against at work. You asked your coworker or your employer to stop or you reported your coworker to your employer. Yet you remain a victim of discrimination. Fortunately, your rights are protected under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As such, you do not have to endure discrimination. However, what you may not Read More

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How an Attorney Can Help You Negotiate a Severance Agreement

You’ve worked hard for your company. But in this economy, jobs come and go with great frequency. If you are being let go by your employer, he or she may offer you a severance agreement. This document should provide you with something substantial in exchange for your leaving. Further, the document should include very specific 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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