Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a Shareholder in the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She also manages client relationships including litigation for clients on a national or regional basis.
Ms. Strange joined Jackson Lewis in 1996. She has experience in all areas of litigation. Her practice covers the spectrum of employment litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. 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. She has handled several class and collective actions, including wage and hour claims alleging improper payment of bonuses, misclassification of field claims representatives, and failure to pay minimum wage to tipped employees.
Ms. Strange 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.
The National Diversity Council recently awarded Ms. Strange the “2012 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Connecticut”. Ms. Strange was also named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 and 2013 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Strange was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and selected in the 2014 edition in the specialty of Litigation- Labor and Employment Law. She has also been named a New England Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ms. Strange has also been recognized by BTI consulting group for delivering the best in client services and has been named a “Client Service All-Star for 2011”. She received her undergraduate degree from Curry College (magna cum laude) in 1985 and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (cum laude) in 1990.