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Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Are No Longer Enforceable in Sexual Harassment Claims

Although mandatory arbitration clauses are generally upheld by the courts, a federal law provides that these clauses do not apply to sexual harassment or sexual assault claims.

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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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Signs of Sexual Harassment

Are you being sexually harassed in the workplace? Or do you suspect you are being sexually harassed? Many people fail to realize that the majority of sexual harassment cases do not involve blatant actions. Rather, sexual harassment often occurs subtly. However, no matter how it happens, sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment for Read More

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Quid Pro Quo vs. Hostile Work Environment in a New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

While most New Jersey employees understand that they do not have to submit to sexual harassment in the workplace, they are less confident in their ability to identify an act of sexual harassment. Some cases of sexual harassment may be straightforward, such as an employer or potential employer that adds inappropriate conditions to receiving job-related Read More

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Online Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately still commonplace. And it is not just face-to-face harassment that workers encounter on a frequent basis. Harassment online occurs even though many employers have strict policies about use of company computers for non-work and illegal activities. Even when a company fails to have a handbook policy regarding harassment, Read More

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Sexual Harassment at Work

The workplace is meant for work. Employees have the right to work at their jobs without being subjected to sexually harassing behavior. While most sexual harassment claims are filed by women, men can also be the object of sexual harassment. Regardless of gender, no employee should be subjected to an uncomfortable workplace. If you find Read More

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What Can I do if I Think I’ve Been Harassed at Work?

You have the right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. If you find yourself the target of lewd or suggestive comments, or if there is a co-worker who is touching you inappropriately, you should not fear asking that the behavior stop. Sexual instant messages, inappropriate postings on company sites, or displaying sexual posters in 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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