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Fraud & Misrepresentation

NJ Employment Attorneys Fight Fraud and Misrepresentation

Aggressive representation for professionals victimized by deceptive hiring

Does this sound familiar? Your career is on the rise, and you’re attracting attention from competitors in your industry. A company recruits you, presenting itself as the next Apple and promising all sorts of eye-popping perks, so naturally you accept. Six weeks later, you realize you’ve been sold a false bill of goods and your position at the company is untenable. You’re on your way out, but to where? And how much will your pit stop at this failing enterprise damage your career? It’s time to call Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. As one of Northern New Jersey’s largest employment litigation law firms, we have the experience and resources to fight for senior-level executives who’ve been victimized by fraudulent recruitment and hiring practices.

Help for “at will” employees in complex, hard-to-prove employment litigation

Employers all too often lure executive, managerial and professional employees away from good, secure positions with extravagant promises of increased compensation, promotional opportunities, decision-making authority or stock options. Then the company fails to fulfill those promises and terminates the employee for a false reason, such as poor performance or because “it’s just not working out.” But what can you do? Your employment contract makes it clear you’re an “at will” employee.

The key to asserting your rights is to prove that the employer made misrepresentations. It might be simple negligence, but if the representations were made intentionally, the company has engaged in fraud. Either way, you may be entitled to damages. Misrepresentation trumps “at will” employment.

If your employer negligently or fraudulently misled you, causing you to suffer economic losses and/or termination, you have rights, and Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. can help you enforce them. Employer fraud and misrepresentation may take the form of:

  • Misleading statements
  • False representations
  • Nondisclosure of material facts

Remedies for employer misrepresentation and fraud can include:

  • Monetary damages — Your economic losses as a result of accepting the offer and/or being wrongly terminated
  • Value of lost stock options — Benefits that did not vest because of your premature termination
  • Letters of recommendation — Makes it clear that you were not at fault
  • Nondisparagement agreements — Agreement not to disclose unfavorable information about each other

Our employment law attorneys have successfully represented executive, managerial and professional employees who were misled by their employers during contract negotiations and then terminated.

Contact Northern New Jersey’s most successful employee rights advocates

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. is one of the leading firms in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area advocating for the rights of misled and defrauded executives, managers and professionals. If you have suffered financial loss due to employer misrepresentation or fraud, our employment litigation attorneys can protect your rights and maximize your compensation. For a consultation with a fraud and misrepresentation lawyer at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., 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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