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Experienced New Jersey Employment Attorneys Represent Workers

Trusted Hackensack firm asserts the rights of victimized employees

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in Hackensack is one of New Jersey’s largest and most successful employment discrimination law firms. We represent victims of discrimination, unpaid wages, contract breaches and other violations of state or federal employment law. Our attorneys have achieved strong results for clients at all employment levels, including senior-level executives. If you’ve been wrongfully terminated, harassed or denied just compensation, we’ll fight for justice on your behalf.

Dedicated lawyers handle all types of New Jersey employment claims

Our New Jersey employment lawyers aggressively pursue claims through negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation. In addition to handling discrimination claims, we can assist with matters related to:

New Jersey employment law is designed to protect employees and employers. Though your rights may have been violated and you may be entitled to damages, your case may be difficult to prove. The most important thing you can do is retain a qualified and experienced employment lawyer. We understand the sensitive nature of employment law issues, and we treat clients with the utmost care and consideration.

Legal team takes on businesses that break COVID-related employment rules

In New Jersey, you have certain job protections if you must take time off for COVID-related reasons. Most employers in the state are required to provide:

  • Earned sick leave — You can utilize sick leave to recover from COVID, isolate after potential exposure, take a test, get vaccinated or take care of a child whose school is closed due to COVID.
  • Temporary disability — Employees who are unable to work because of a health condition unrelated to the job can collect temporary disability payments.
  • Family leave — An employee may take family leave to care for a seriously ill loved one or to bond with a new child.

Your employer can require documentation from a healthcare provider to verify eligibility for benefits. If you believe you were improperly denied or that your employer retaliated against you for using your benefits, speak with a New Jersey employment lawyer.

Attentive lawyers explain compensation options for employment law claims

A New Jersey employee whose rights were violated may be able to collect reimbursement for:

  • Lost wages — An employer may be ordered to issue back pay for wages the claimant lost due to the employer’s actions. Compensation might also be ordered for prospective lost wages if the worker needed to take a lower-paying position.
  • Lost benefits— The monetary value of health coverage, retirement funds, unused vacation time and other benefits may be included in an award or settlement package.
  • Emotional and physical distress — Damages can be awarded for the physical and mental harm caused by discrimination, harassment or retaliation.
  • Punitive damages — In cases involving particularly egregious employer misconduct, punitive damages might be awarded.
  • Legal fees — Your employer can be ordered to reimburse you for the attorney’s bills you accrued while working to hold the employer accountable.

The type of compensation you can expect will depend on several factors. You may also seek job reinstatement and/or a forced promotion. Our lawyers will help you seek the most favorable legal remedies possible.

Contact a successful New Jersey employment law firm for help substantiating your claim

If you faced unlawful treatment on the job, the employment law attorneys of Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in Hackensack can help. We serve clients throughout North Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. To schedule a consultation with an experienced employment lawyer, call 551-245-8894 or contact us online.

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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 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 brings…

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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 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…

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Diane Englander Peyser

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, disability…

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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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