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Employment Litigation

New Jersey Employment Litigation Attorneys with Decades of Experience

Delivering results through a variety of dispute resolution methods

When your employment is on the line, the litigation attorneys at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. are ready to help. If you’ve been wrongly discharged and need compensation or reinstatement, you can trust one of the largest and most successful employment discrimination law firms in New Jersey. We resolve employment disputes swiftly and cost-effectively, and work diligently to maximize any compensation due to our clients. Our lawyers give you the attention you deserve, and throughout the entire process, we treat you like you are our only client.

Taking a comprehensive approach to employment disputes

Our approach to your employment disputes depends upon the circumstances and your goals for the litigation. In many instances, our clients seek equitable relief, such as an injunction that prevents the employer from continuing some behavior that violates our client’s rights. In other cases, our clients need a clause in their employment contract enforced. In still other cases, our clients’ rights have been so badly abused that damages must be paid. The employment litigation attorneys of Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. represent employees in all types of disputes, including:

  • Contracts — We assist senior management and corporate officers with contract disputes involving executive compensation. We regularly litigate allegations of fraud and misrepresentation and disagreements over equity options, noncompete agreements and severance package settlements.
  • Compensation — We assert our clients’ rights to just compensation in wage and hour disputes and conflicts over incentive payments and deferred compensation earnings.
  • Sales commissions — Commissioned salespeople, brokers, manufacturers representatives, managers, executives and other employees often earn money that is payable at a later date. Many times, the company does not pay the full amount owed, especially if the employee leaves the company before the accrued earnings are paid. We will work to recover the commissions you are owed.
  • Shareholder and partnership issues — Our executive clients are often minority shareholders who find themselves victims of business oppression. In closely held and family-owned business disputes, our attorneys resolve issues among owners, managers and family members.

Our experienced New Jersey employment litigation lawyers are prepared to negotiate, arbitrate or litigate your claim, and deliver the relief you need.

Contact our New Jersey employment litigation attorneys for an initial consultation

If you’ve been unable to resolve a dispute on your job, take action today. Call Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. at 551-245-8894 or contact our offices online to schedule a confidential consultation. With offices in Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, our experienced employment lawyers serve clients throughout Northern New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area.

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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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