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Ways to Protect Yourself if You Believe You’re Being Sexually Harassed

New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. You are protected whether you are a full- or part-time employee, an intern or a volunteer. Yet, workers across the state are still subjected to harassment, whether through direct action or through tolerance of a hostile workplace. If you believe you are a Read More

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What is the Difference Between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault?

Unfortunately, many people are victims of highly inappropriate behavior or violence that is sexual in nature, whether in or out of the workplace. In modern parlance, the terms “sexual harassment” and “sexual assault” are sometimes used interchangeably. But from a legal perspective, they are very different. Sexual harassment is a civil offense that gives the Read More

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Employment Matters that Can be Brought to Mediation

While employment cases that go to trial get a lot of press coverage, many cases that involve employment disputes are settled privately through mediation without the need for costly litigation. If you find yourself locked in a disagreement with your employer over an issue that arises in the workplace, do not hesitate to look into Read More

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Discrimination Statistics: You Are Not Alone

Have you been discriminated against at work? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, despite the various laws and regulations in place to deal with the issue, discrimination remains a problem in workplaces across the country. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducted a study and found the following to be true about discrimination in Read More

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Mistakes That Can Jeopardize Your Discrimination Case

You’ve been discriminated against at work. You asked your coworker or your employer to stop or you reported your coworker to your employer. Yet you remain a victim of discrimination. Fortunately, your rights are protected under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As such, you do not have to endure discrimination. However, what you may not Read More

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Tips for Handling Discrimination in the Workplace

Being discriminated against at work can be upsetting and disappointing, and it can deeply affect your life and the lives of the people you love. But workplace discrimination is illegal and you do not have to stand by and take it. If you find yourself as the victim of discrimination because of your age, sex, Read More

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The Special Challenges of Pursuing Employment Discrimination Claims in Federal Court

Victims of employment discrimination face unique challenges according to recent studies of judgments and settlements in employment discrimination cases litigated in federal courts.  Empirical studies of these cases reveal that only five percent of all plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases will receive any form of litigated relief according to an article published in the University Read More

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I’m Afraid My Employer Will Retaliate Against Me for Filing a Complaint

While it may seem prudent to put up with illegal situations at work, employees do not have to endure harassment or discrimination in the workplace out of fear of retaliation. Should an employee be fired after filing a complaint, remedies do exist under employment laws for illegal retaliation such as termination, negative evaluation or denial Read More

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Wrongful Termination: The Basics

While employers have a right to fire workers at will in New Jersey, they cannot do so for unlawful reasons. If you are wrongfully terminated, you have the right to bring an action against your employer. Although these cases are not easy to prove, an experienced employment attorney can work to present your case in Read More

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Know Your Rights under Employment Law

Often employees do not understand that they have options available if they believe they have been the victim of discrimination. Because of fear, an employee may accept illegal and harassing behavior. It is important to understand your rights in the workplace to protect yourself and your family. For example, plain and simple it is illegal Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch
Retired

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
Partner

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
Attorney

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
Attorney

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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