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Why Congress Needs to Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Pregnant workers face unique challenges in the workplace. Often pregnant workers are subjected to harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. There are several laws on the books right now that can be used to protect the rights of pregnant workers, such as: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for Read More

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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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I’m Pregnant. Can my Boss Fire Me?

Although women have come a long way with regard to job protection and discrimination, there are many ways that a pregnant worker can still feel the brunt of unequal treatment. The Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act affords protections, but only applies to employers who have 15 or more employees on staff. The New Jersey state law Read More

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Should Pregnancy Be Considered a Disability?

A recent paper by a University of Dayton law professor, Jeannette Cox, puts forth the idea that pregnant women should be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in order to protect them from discrimination in the workplace. Because the ADA doesn’t recognize pregnancy as a disability, Cox argues, it leaves pregnant women vulnerable Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch

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 his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation 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 his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

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), the…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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