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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. She is also the firm’s National Client Practice Leader.

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

  • Selected by clients as a “Client Service All-Star” in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2011 and 2014 surveys. The survey identifies lawyers who demonstrate exceptional legal skills and client focus, deliver outstanding results and superior value, and understand, and share a commitment to achieving, their clients' business and legal objectives.
  • National Diversity Council, one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Connecticut” (2012)
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Top 25: 2015 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
USA Chambers 2018 - Margaret J. Strange
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Martindale-Hubbell

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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May 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) 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 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

April 4, 2018
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Margaret Strange Discusses Sexual Harassment Policies in Healthcare Systems

April 4, 2018

Margaret Strange discusses health systems strengthening their anti-harassment guidelines and training in "In #MeToo Era, Hospitals Bolster Anti-Harassment Training, Policies," published by Health System Specialist. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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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

February 3, 2016

Connecticut Long-Term Care Health Facilities to Register with New Background Check Portal

February 3, 2016

Certain health care facilities specializing in long-term care in Connecticut will be required to register with a statewide background check portal beginning February 8, 2016. The portal will allow employers to process criminal history and patient abuse background searches for potential employees, contractors, or volunteers who will... Read More

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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