Deniz Uzel is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law group. She plays an active role in the defense of employers against wage disputes and claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and hostile work environment. She defends employers from claims of discrimination and harassment in the areas of gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, disability, and age.
Deniz defends corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, charter-schools, religious institutions, professionals, and public entities who have been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse.
Deniz counsels employers on workplace matters including employment policies and handbooks, employment contracts, medical and religious accommodations, and equal opportunity policies to afford compliance with FMLA, FLSA, ADA, and OSHA’s standards for health and safety in the workplace. In doing so, appears regularly in federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Department of Labor, the Division of Civil Rights, and other state and local agencies.
Prior to joining Margolis Edelstein, Deniz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond A. Batten, P.J.Ch. (Ret.) and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Deniz graduated with honors from Widener University, Delaware Law School where she served as an Articles Editor on The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and was the co-founder of the Transactional Law Honor Society, through a proposal approved by vote of the faculty. Deniz was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, where she served as a Project Manager on the Social Committee.
At Muhlenberg College, Deniz was the President of the John Marshall Pre-Law Society for two consecutive terms. She was a singles and doubles player on the Muhlenberg Women’s tennis team, served on both the Social and Academic Judicial Boards, was nominated as a Campus Delegate, and was elected and served as the social chair of Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta Chi Chapter.