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Sex and Gender Discrimination

Fighting Sex and Gender Discrimination in New Jersey

Employment attorneys assert rights in the workplace to maximize your compensation

In the past several decades there have been major strides toward gender equality, yet discrimination in New Jersey workplaces continues to affect employees every day. At Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., one of Northern New Jersey’s largest plaintiffs employment law firms, our discrimination attorneys have extensive experience protecting employee rights. We represent workers at all levels, with an emphasis on senior executives and management, where gender discrimination is still most pernicious. If you have encountered sex or gender discrimination in your NJ workplace, our firm can explain your legal rights and remedies.

Forms of gender discrimination in New Jersey workplaces

State and federal law forbids unequal treatment based on a person’s gender in any aspect of employment, including:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Pay
  • Job assignments
  • Promotions
  • Layoffs
  • Training
  • Fringe benefits

Sexual harassment is gender discrimination. Traditionally, women have been the targets of gender discrimination, especially in corporate leadership positions. Today, transgender individuals are often targets of hostile workplace discrimination. Men can suffer from gender discrimination as well, especially in work environments where they are in the minority and have women superiors. Our gender discrimination lawyers are fully devoted to protecting the rights of both men and women throughout New Jersey.

The experience to give you the assistance you require

Our founding partners have more than 50 years of experience as employee rights attorneys. Together with our associates, our firm has recovered millions of dollars for thousands of clients. When you come to our offices, we work to ensure that your interests are fully protected. We understand the serious consequences that employment discrimination can have on all aspects of your life. Although we cannot change the treatment you have received, we work to ensure that your employer is held accountable for any unlawful behavior.

Wrongful termination due to gender bias

We represent people who have encountered gender discrimination in New Jersey workplaces across a wide range of circumstances, but we truly focus our practice on protecting the rights of people who have experienced wrongful termination or constructive discharge. This includes people who have been fired or forced to resign as the result of gender discrimination and people who have become unable to work because gender discrimination has made the work environment completely intolerable.

Contact our NJ gender discrimination lawyers to assert your rights today

If you have faced sex or gender discrimination in a NJ workplace, come to the law offices of Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. Call 551-245-8894 or contact our offices to discuss your case with an experienced gender discrimination lawyer. Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. has offices in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; Rockland County, New York; and Midtown Manhattan.

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Neil H. Deutsch

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

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

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

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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