Stephanie D. Gironda - Employment Lawyer in NJ

Stephanie D. Gironda
Phone: 732.855.6027
Fax: 732.726.4716
Bar Admission:

New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1999

 
Education:
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 1999

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Dean's List, 1984
M.A., New York University, 1990

Biographical Information:

Stephanie D. Gironda is a Senior Associate on the Employment Law team. As a trusted counselor and seasoned litigator, she focuses on all varieties of employment matters. Employees rely on her legal advice to resolve some of the most difficult circumstances at work, including claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation based on membership in a protected category such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and disability as well as whistleblower, wage and hour, and leave time claims. Stephanie advises employees on employment and severance agreements. She has significant experience in counseling employees on accommodation requests based on disability or religion and how to deal with performance warnings and performance improvement plans from employers. Stephanie also represents employees in unemployment hearings.

Stephanie is the employee co-chair for the Insurance Subcommittee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is co-chair of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Employment Law section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Stephanie is also a Bencher in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court. She belongs to various bar associations and legal organizations including: the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations; the New Jersey Employment Lawyers’ Association and the Middlesex County and Hudson County Bar Associations.

Recognized as a thought leader in the area of employment practices liability insurance, Stephanie has been interviewed and quoted on the topic for a segment titled “More Companies Insure Against Employee Harassment, ”which aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. Stephanie blogs regularly on the Firm’s Employment Law webpage and posts on the Firm’s Employee Problems 911 Facebook page.

Speaking Engagements:

  • National Business Institute Seminar – Unemployment Compensation, November 15, 2017
  • “Impeachment Using Prior Inconsistent Statements, Witness Impeachment in Employment Trials,” National Employment Lawyers – New Jersey, October 26, 2016
  • “Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Mediation,” American Bar Association – 2016 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, March 19, 2016
  • “Current Issues in Employment Practices Liability Insurance,” American Bar Association – 2014 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, March 24, 2014
  • “Key Issues in Insurance Coverage,” American Bar Association – 2013 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, March 29, 2013
  • “How to Trigger insurance Coverage,” American Bar Association – 2012 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, March 22, 2012
  • “How Employment Practices Liability Insurance Affects Plaintiff and Defense Claims,” American Bar Association – 2010 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, March 24, 2010

Publications:

  • Co-Author, “Employment Practices Liability Insurance: A Guide to Policy Provisions and Challenging Issues for Insureds and Plaintiffs,” ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Volume 33, February 2018
  • Co-Author, “Employment Litigation in New Jersey – Wage and Hour Claims,” LexisNexis
  • Co- Author and Editor, “Recurring Insurance Defense Issues: A State-by-State Survey,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2016 Midwinter Meeting of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, March 15, 2016
  • "An Overview of Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Practical Considerations from a Plaintiff's Perspective," ABA, March 2013
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Plaintiff’s Perspective on EPLI,” ABA Sixth Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, October 31, 2012
  • “Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace,” Fundamentals of Employment Law, 65-90, Sterling Educational Services, 2012
  • “Examining Psychological Injury in the Workplace,” New Jersey Law Journal, October 31, 2011
  • “Privacy in the Workplace,” Employment Law Best Practices, 73-104, Sterling Educational Services, 2011

Selected Blogs:

  • “That's Life. . . Insurance: The Employer Duty To Notify A Terminated Employee Of The Right To Convert,” Wilentz Employer’s Legal Resource, March 28, 2017
  • “Let's Talk: The Interactive Process Between Employer and Employee,” Wilentz Employer’s Legal Resource, February 15, 2017
  • “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Employer Responsibility For Non-Exempt Employee Travel Time,” Wilentz Employer’s Legal Resource, October 24, 2016