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Quid Pro Quo

Our Lawyers Litigate Quid Pro Quo Claims

Attorneys represent employees who have been pressured for sexual favors

Quid pro quo sexual harassment (or “this for that” sexual harassment) occurs when a superior requires a subordinate to submit to unwelcome sexual conduct as a condition of the job, to receive some work benefit, or to avoid some adverse employment action. At Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., our experienced attorneys represent victims of this illegal conduct and help them seek damages for the harm they have suffered. We file appropriate claims against the companies (and sometimes the perpetrators) who might be liable for such actions. If your boss has pressured you for sexual attention on the condition that you’ll receive a benefit — or be denied one if you don’t acquiesce to the demands — we will help you enforce your rights.

Advocates seek financial recovery for victims of workplace mistreatment

Throughout New Jersey, our sexual harassment lawyers litigate all types of quid pro quo claims, including those involving:

  • Threats of firing or other punishment — If you’ve been subjected to an unwanted sexual advance from a superior and, after rebuffing the advance, suffered a negative job consequence, you may have a case. Negative consequences can include termination, demotion, the denial of a promotion or raise, being forced to work unpaid overtime, being given a poor performance review, or getting dead-end assignments.
  • Offers of additional benefits — Just as supervisors cannot punish or threaten an employee who refuses their sexual advances, they are also barred from providing benefits to workers who comply with their overtures. We represent individuals who have been offered promotions, bonuses and other inducements from harassing bosses.
  • Job applicants — You do not have to be hired to experience quid pro quo sexual harassment. If a potential employer indicates that providing sexual favors will get you a job or will be part of your job, our lawyers can bring a claim on your behalf.

If you have been subjected to this sort of treatment, our accomplished discrimination attorneys work diligently to obtain a financial recovery that fully accounts for the harm you have suffered.

Contact a knowledgeable quid pro quo attorney

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C.. represents New Jersey plaintiffs in quid pro quo claims and sexual harassment actions. Please call 551-245-8894 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Hackensack office, located across the street from the Bergen County Courthouse.

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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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