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Practice Overview – Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C.

Employment discrimination and other workplace violations


For decades, the employment lawyers at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in New Jersey have protected the rights of employees who lost their jobs for unlawful reasons, such as discrimination. We have represented thousands of clients throughout New York and New Jersey, obtaining millions of dollars through trial verdicts and negotiated settlements.

Effective employment law representation

Employment law encompasses a broad range of legal issues relating to the employee-employer relationship. If you have been unlawfully disciplined or terminated, the NJ employment law firm of Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. has the knowledge and experience to effectively protect your rights and seek maximum compensation for the harm you suffered.

Our employment law attorneys handle a broad range of legal issues:

  • Discrimination — We help victims of unlawful employment discrimination based on race or national origin, sex or gender, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, or sexual orientation.
  • Harassment — Employees cannot be subjected to a hostile work environment because of their status in a protected class. We can help you if you have been a victim of harassment.
  • Retaliation and whistleblowing — Employees who report wrongdoing in the workplace have special legal protections. You should not experience hardship or lose your job for blowing the whistle.
  • Severance packages — We advise clients on severance issues during employment contract negotiations and assert their rights if they are wrongfully terminated.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act — We advocate for employees who need time off for personal or family medical crises or who face retaliation for asserting their right to time off.
  • Fraud and misrepresentation — Our firm litigates on behalf of persons who have suffered economic loss and professional harm due to employer fraud or misrepresentation.
  • Employment contracts — We negotiate employment contracts for high-level executives and counsel clients when employers breach their contracts.
  • Restrictive covenants — We negotiate and review noncompete and confidentiality agreements and other restrictive covenants for our clients and litigate related issues.
  • Wage and hour issues — We work to obtain fair compensation for persons who are entitled to overtime pay.

Experienced counsel for business/commercial disputes

  • Shareholder and partner disputes — We protect our clients’ rights to compensation when there is a dispute involving shareholders and partners.
  • Commercial litigation — We safeguard our clients’ interests in all types of contractual and business disputes.
  • Arbitration and mediation — We seek cost-effective, timesaving resolutions to controversies through alternative dispute resolution forums, including NASD, AAA and voluntary mediation.

Contact our distinguished NJ law firm

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. has the resources and commitment to protect your rights. We seek to maximize our clients’ compensation in even the most complex and difficult employment law cases. To contact an experienced NJ employment discrimination lawyer, call 551-245-8894 or contact us online. Our firm has offices in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey and Pearl River, Rockland County, New York.

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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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