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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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Private Citizens can Bring a Qui Tam Action to Stop Illegal Activity

In a qui tam lawsuit, a private citizen sues in federal court on behalf of the government against persons engaging in an activity such as fraud against the government. The individual, called the relator, sues in spite of the fact that the individual has not been personally injured by the illegal activity at the heart Read More

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Religious Discrimination in Housing and Places of Public Accommodation

In addition to it being illegal to discriminate in the workplace, it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion in places of public accommodation in New Jersey. Places of public accommodation where discrimination is prohibited on the basis of religion include the following: Restaurants and dining establishments Hotels Places where entertainment takes Read More

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Illegal Interview Questions

When you finally land an interview in these challenging times, it may be disheartening to find yourself being asked questions that make you uncomfortable. It helps to know employment discrimination is illegal and that you have rights. It also helps to know what questions are legal and illegal for potential employers to ask. You may Read More

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How an Employment Lawyer Can Help

Threading through the maze of laws that apply in employment law matters can be overwhelming. In much the same way that you would seek out a professional for your health care needs or an expert to teach you a new skill, you should seek a professional for your employment law needs. Some ways that a Read More

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Mediation is an Option for Employment Law Issues

An all-out hostile court battle is not the only method to solve issues that arise in the workplace. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution form that allows parties to stay out of the courtroom and resolve issues in a less contentious manner. In mediation a neutral third party assists the parties with their dispute and 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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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Did you know that in 29 states it’s still legal to fire someone solely because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual; and in 34 states it is legal to fire someone solely for being transgender? It’s true. Even with all the anti-discriminatory laws in place, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) employees may still find 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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