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Joanne Braddock Lambert

Office Managing Principal

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Joanne Braddock Lambert is Office Managing Principal of the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing management in employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as counseling management regarding ongoing employment and labor matters.

Ms. Lambert is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment law topics and conducts compliance training for management on discrimination, harassment, and managing employee leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Prior to working at Jackson Lewis, Ms. Lambert was an associate attorney with an Orlando employment law defense boutique firm. She has also practiced general commercial litigation with a national full-service law firm, including construction litigation, probate disputes, Uniform Commercial Code matters, securities fraud litigation, real estate contract matters, residential and commercial foreclosures, and dissolution of marriage.

While attending law school, Ms. Lambert was an active member of the Appellate Moot Court Team, and was chosen as the Maguire, Voorhis & Wells Best Oralist in the spring of 1989. She also received the William VanDerCreek Moot Court and Nicholas R. Friedman Moot Court awards. In addition to the jurisdictions she is admitted in, Ms. Lambert has also been admitted pro hac vice in several matters before the U. S. District Court for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Florida State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Lisa Merlin House, Inc., Board of Directors Member (1995-2006) and Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors (1997)

Published Works

  • "Beware New Changes to Florida's Assignment of Rents Statute," Central Florida Bankruptcy Journal 2.2 (September 1993) [Author]

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September 16, 2019
Disability Management Employer Coalition

Joanne Braddock Lambert Authors "Navigating Requests for Worksite Service Animals Through the Interactive Process"

September 16, 2019

Joanne Braddock Lambert authors "Navigating Requests for Worksite Service Animals Through the Interactive Process," published by Disability Management Employer Coalition. Subscription may be required to view article  Read More

August 15, 2019
Jackson Lewis

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 14, 2019
HR Dive

Joanne Lambert Discusses How Employers Can Accommodate Service Animals

August 14, 2019

Joanne Lambert discusses how employers can handle common requests for service animals in "A fast FAQ on accommodating service animals," published by HR Dive.  Subscription may be required to view article  Read More

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October 18, 2018

Workplace Violence: How to Evaluate the Risks and Reduce the Potential Hazards

October 18, 2018

Every year, nearly two million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. Sadly, the actual number of cases is likely much higher — many cases go unreported. According to the Department of Justice, on a daily basis, employers and employees nationwide deal with workplace assault, domestic violence, verbal abuse... Read More

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Staying Out of the Doghouse: Addressing Employee Service Animal Accommodation Requests

November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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Property Management Employment Issues Series: Legal Strategies for Handling Workplace Violence Concerns

September 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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Who’s Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Temporary Employees?
July 25, 2017

Many businesses use temporary workers placed by staffing agencies. But who is responsible when a temporary worker requests a disability accommodation?  The staffing agency and the business could both be responsible if they are acting as “joint employers” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More

“You Can’t Fire Me, I Just Came Back From FMLA Leave.”
June 20, 2017

Contrary to apparent popular belief, employees who have recently taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be terminated for legitimate reasons unrelated to their FMLA leave.  Establishing a non-retaliatory termination in these circumstances can be challenging, however.  The timing of the termination alone can “lo Read More