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Difficulties in Exposing Race as a Motivating Factor in New Jersey Workplace Discrimination Cases

Although race-based discrimination in the workplace still exists, those who allow race to influence their employment decisions or actions are typically much more subtle.  It is not unheard of for a supervisor to utter a racial slur, make disparaging comments toward employees of color or write bigoted racially motivated comments.  Discrimination by supervisors is based Read More

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Scope of Those Entitled to Bring a New Jersey Discrimination Claim Expanded

The New Jersey Appellate Division in Cowher v. Carson & Roberts recently decided a case that dramatically expands the pool of plaintiffs that may bring a workplace discrimination action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The court held that a man who was not Jewish could pursue a religious discrimination claim under LAD based Read More

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Overview of New Jersey Age-Based Employment Discrimination Claims

The litigation of an age discrimination claim under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) involves a complex burden shifting process. This three-part burden shifting framework was created by the U.S. Supreme Court in McDonnell Douglas Corp v. Green and applied in New Jersey cases like Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc. Because understanding how to prove Read More

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How Your Employment Contract Can Impact an Employment Discrimination Claim

When executing an employment contract with an employer, the importance of having a lawyer review the contract promptly can hardly be overstated. The importance of seeking legal advice regarding a prospective employment contract is illustrated by the recent decision Gavin vs. AT&T SERVICES, INC. In this case, a federal judge in New Jersey rejected an Read More

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Proposed Legislation May Significantly Expand Back Pay in New Jersey Wage Discrimination Cases

Pending legislation could dramatically expand the right of New Jersey employees to recover back pay based on wage discrimination claims. Senate Bill No. 1933/Assembly Bill 2650 would amend the New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), delineating the initial discriminatory act or decision as a “continuing violation” each time compensation is provided to the affected employee. Read More

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I’m Almost Ready to Retire and I was Fired. Do I have any Rights?

In addition to rights granted to older workers under federal law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) affords protections to a number of classes of citizens. One of the protected classes under the LAD is age. The law protects persons who are seeking a job as well as those who already have one, making Read More

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Filing a Complaint of Discrimination

Figuring out how, where, and when to bring an action against your employer for discriminatory practices can be daunting for many people. Complaints can be filed on the state or federal level depending on the circumstances. And on the state level a complaint under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) may be brought to Read More

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Neil H. Deutsch
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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
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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
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About Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins, 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 a…

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Diane Englander Peyser
Attorney

About Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins, PC in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins, PC, Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination, disability discrimination, FMLA, New…

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Debra M. McGarvey
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About Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins, 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 Americans…

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