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Even Judges Can Be Wrongfully Terminated

That is what former Linden Municipal Court judge Louis DiLeo alleges. Filing a wrongful termination lawsuit in the Union County Superior Court on July 10, 2013, DiLeo claimed several charges against the City of Linden and its mayor, Richard Gerbounka, including: Discrimination Retaliation Civil rights violations Wrongful termination As reported by the Star Ledger, according 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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Consequences of Firing a Worker for Reporting an Injury

You have the right to report any work-related injuries that occur. In addition, your employer may not retaliate against you for reporting an injury. Unfortunately, many companies and employers demote, terminate and withhold promotions from employees seeking to report injuries that occur at work. For example, in 2012, the Union Pacific Railroad Company fired an Read More

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Concerted Activity and Social Media

Did you post negative comments on a social media site like Facebook or Twitter about your employer recently? And were you fired as a result of those comments? If so, you may be protected under what is known as concerted activity. The National Labor Relations Board defines concerted activity as occurring, “when two or more Read More

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The Challenges in Distinguishing Voluntary Termination from Forced Resignation

Many employers attempt to defend against wrongful termination claims or contest eligibility for unemployment compensation based on the employee’s so-called resignation. At Deutsch Atkins, P.C., we handle hundreds of wrongful termination claims and so recognize that, frequently, an employee’s forced resignation is merely a ruse to cover up constructive termination by the employer. A recent Read More

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Pending Legislation to Protect Employee Privacy by Safeguarding Facebook Information

The popularity of social media pages like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other sites has exploded and become a new battleground for employees trying to protect their privacy. Employers are increasingly pushing job applicants and current employees to disclose their social media passwords and using the information to make decisions regarding employment benefits and hiring. New Read More

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CEPA Does Not Protect New Jersey Whistleblowers Terminated for Doing Their Jobs

When you are an employee who witnesses unlawful, fraudulent or hazardous conduct by co-workers or supervisory personnel, you may find that you are in an awkward position. If you report the activity to managers, you may be afraid of some form of retribution from your employer, while remaining silent about the transgressions may expose you 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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Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination at Quest Diagnostics

Two female employees recently filed a lawsuit against Quest Diagnostics and one of its Florida-based subsidiaries, AmeriPath, alleging gender discrimination against women. Indiana resident Erin Beery claims she was passed up for a promotion despite 15 years of sales experience; the job going instead to a male colleague with only three years of experience. The 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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