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NJ Discrimination Attorneys Right Workplace Wrongs

Effective claim resolution from Deutsch Atkins, P.C.

Proving unlawful workplace discrimination is very difficult. “Smoking gun” evidence is rare, and few employees willingly testify against their employers. More often, plaintiffs must prove cases by inference and circumstantial evidence, which is why a qualified New Jersey discrimination lawyer is critical to your success. Deutsch Atkins, P.C. represents individuals, particularly senior management directors and officers, whose workplace discipline or termination is the result of unlawful discrimination. Through direct negotiations, mediation, arbitration or a lawsuit, our NJ discrimination attorneys help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Protection from discrimination in NJ and NY

Deutsch Atkins, P.C., one of Northern New Jersey’s largest plaintiffs employment law firms, effectively handles cases of discrimination against protected classes of employees and job applicants. Under state and/or federal law, workers must not be subjected to adverse job actions because of their age, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, pregnancy or sexual orientation. Sexual harassment is also a form of discrimination.

How can I prove discrimination?

To prove discrimination, you must demonstrate that your employer intentionally treated you differently because you are a member of a protected group. Evidence supporting your claim may include:

  • Testimony from someone with firsthand knowledge of the discriminatory behavior
  • Corroborating documents
  • Statistics revealing how the discrimination adversely affected your group

How do I file a discrimination claim in New Jersey?

Did you follow the company’s guidelines for filing a discrimination complaint, but nothing has changed? Before you can file suit against your employer, you must file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charge must be submitted within 180 days of the discriminatory event and must include the following:

  • Information about the company, including the number of employees
  • A brief description of why you believe you were discriminated against, including specific events and dates

Once your claim is filed, the EEOC investigates or recommends mediation.

What kind of compensation can I expect?

If the EEOC establishes that discrimination took place, you may receive the following compensation:

  • Hiring, reinstatement or promotion
  • Back pay and benefits
  • Reimbursement for job search or medical expenses
  • Compensation for legal fees, expert witness fees and court costs
  • Compensation for emotional harm, including mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of enjoyment of life

Contact our NJ discrimination attorneys to maximize compensation

Deutsch Atkins, P.C. has won many precedent-setting cases, changing the landscape of New Jersey employment discrimination law and obtaining millions of dollars for thousands of clients. We have the experience and resources to challenge even the most powerful corporate defendants. For a confidential consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey discrimination attorneys, call or contact us online.

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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 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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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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Robert J. Pantina
Attorney

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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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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