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Margaret J. Strange

Principal
Hartford

P 860-331-1554
F 860-247-1330
Margaret.Strange@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Ms. Strange joined Jackson Lewis in 1996. She has a broad area of practice and experience within the firm. Ms. Strange manages national, regional and local client relationships, looking for new and innovative ways to add value and build strategic partnerships with clients with a focus on predictability, strategy and alternative billing arrangements.

She also has an active litigation practice that covers the spectrum of employment litigation, including state and federal claims. Her experience includes both suits by private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has handled cases involving claims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour. She has successfully tried cases in state and federal court and prevailed in appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Connecticut Appellate Court.

Ms. Strange also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices including employment contracts, releases, employee handbooks and internal policies and practices. She provides counsel on preventive strategies for employers located around the country. She advises management on personnel matters such as hiring, firing, performance management, internal investigations, and disability accommodation.

Ms. Strange also conducts extensive management training on a variety of topics, including harassment prevention, workplace privacy, effective management, and equal employment opportunity law. Using role playing and recent case law, she develops management training programs tailored to the client's needs.

Honors and Recognitions

Margaret J. Strange
Rated by Super Lawyers


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Chambers USA 2019 - Margaret J. Strange
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Margaret J. Strange
Martindale-Hubbell 2019 - Margaret J. Strange
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County YWCA, Board of Directors

Published Works

  • "Systemic Gender Discrimination Claims on the Rise,” Connecticut Law Tribune (January 2011)
  • “Using Social Media To Screen Job Candidates,” Connecticut Law Tribune (July 2010)
  • "Big Brother Blues: Privacy in the Infotech Age," Connecticut Law Tribune (May 2000)

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October 15, 2019
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Tanya A. Bovée, Margaret J. Strange and Russell N. Jarem Author "Connecticut Releases Sexual-Harassment-Prevention Training Guidance"

October 15, 2019

Tanya A. Bovée, Margaret J. Strange and Russell N. Jarem Author "Connecticut Releases Sexual-Harassment-Prevention Training Guidance," published by SHRM. 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

May 30, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

May 30, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

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October 7, 2019

Connecticut Releases Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Guidance

October 7, 2019

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has released sexual harassment prevention training in accordance with the Time’s Up Act. The Act requires employers of all sizes to provide sexual harassment training to supervisors by October 1, 2020 (or within six months of hire, after that date). Employers with at... Read More

May 31, 2018

Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Applicants’ Wage and Salary History

May 31, 2018

Connecticut is the latest state to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about past compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, employers may not ask (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history unless the prospective employee volunteers the information. According to Governor... Read More

May 11, 2017

Vaccinating Your Brand: How to Best Protect Your Organization and Reputation from Social Media Attacks

May 11, 2017

Perception by customers, business partners, vendors and the public at large is vital to any organization’s success. Studies have shown that businesses with a clear mission, record of compliance, and diversity, generally perform better. Yet, the task of defining and defending an organization’s brand has become increasingly difficult with... Read More

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American Medical Association Adopts Resolution to Promote Pay Equity
June 22, 2018

The healthcare industry is following other industries with an increased focus and growing sense of alarm over the gender pay gap.  Click here to read our full article regarding the AMA’s resolution to promote pay equity. Read More

American Medical Association Adopts Resolution to Promote Pay Equity
June 21, 2018

The healthcare industry is following other industries with an increased focus and growing sense of alarm over the gender pay gap. According to Doximity, in 2017, female physicians on average earned $105,000 (27.7%) less than male physicians. Read More

Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Applicants’ Wage and Salary History
May 31, 2018

Connecticut is the latest state to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about past compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, employers may not ask (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history unless the prospective employee volunteers the information. Read More

By Tanya A. Bovée, Margaret J. Strange and Mara E. Finkelstein