Rosemary S. Gousman: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Rosemary S. Gousman

Regional Managing Partner
Murray Hill,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone(908) 516-1060

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Preventive Labor and Employment Law
  • Compliance Audits and Counseling
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Investigations
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - FMLA
  • Labor and Employment Defense
  • Labor Disputes
  • Severance Agreements
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
  • Wage and Hour
University Saint Peters College, Jersey City, NJ, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolRutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., with honors, 1980
Admitted1980, New Jersey

Rosemary Gousman is the managing partner of the New Jersey office and has devoted her extensive career to the practice of labor and employment law.

Rosemary's diverse practice includes both litigation and counseling of employers. She litigates cases involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, wage and hour laws, common law contract and tort claims, traditional labor law involving union-management relations, and employee benefits disputes. Rosemary has significant trial experience in bench and jury trials, as well as arbitration proceedings, including FINRA. She has appeared before a variety state and federal administrative agencies.

Along with her litigation work, Rosemary counsels clients on the appropriate handling of disciplinary matters, employee terminations, compliance with employment statutes and state and federal regulations dealing with harassment and discrimination, wages and leaves of absence. She regularly advises employers on employment contracts and corporate policies on wide ranging topics such as performance management, discrimination and harassment complaints, disability and FMLA leave management, pre-employment screening, and reductions in force.

Rosemary has served as lead counsel on a number of jury trials, and has obtained summary judgment in a number of discrimination, retaliation, public policy and common law claims in favor of her clients.

Rosemary lectures frequently on various topics in employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, internal and EEOC investigations, and workplace privacy and social media both for her clients, attorneys, and industry groups.

She is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has repeatedly been listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Rosemary has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007.


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Two Partners Elected as Fellows to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
June 26, 2015


Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
July 4, 2011

Snapshot: Labor and Employment Issues in Jersey
March 26, 2007

Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
July 4, 2011

Snapshot: Labor and Employment Issues in Jersey
March 26, 2007

Violence, Assault Victims Entitled to Unpaid Leave
NJ 101.5 October 7, 2013

SAFE Act: Job-Protected Leave for Victims Of Domestic Violence
New Jersey Law Journal
September 20, 2013

The Right Environment Is Critical To Attracting The Best Lawyers
April 26, 2013

Summer Business Style
July 5, 2012

Do's & Don'ts of Holiday Parties for Medical Practices
Medical Office Today
December 5, 2012

Lawyer: Prepare Employees To Avoid Holiday Party-Related Lawsuits

Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
New Jersey Law Journal
June 30, 2010

Legal experts urge caution in requiring employees to get flu shots
December 12, 2010

N.J. Is One Of 20 States Without Time Provisions For Voting
Asbury Park Press
November 2, 2010

Crock Stars
New York Post
November 6, 2009

Legal Alerts

New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases To $8.38 Per Hour
January 2, 2015

Quotes and Soundbites

Set Rules Can Smooth the Path for Telecommuters - and Their Bosses
July 24, 2015

Pregnant Workers Don't Want Extra Attention, Study Finds
May 11, 2015

No-Shave November Can Cause Friction at Work
November 13, 2014

Give Me A 'P, ' Give Me An 'A, ' Give Me A 'Y'...What's It Spell? Lawsuits!
September 6, 2014

Employers Walk Tightrope With Criminal History Questions
August 12, 2014

Rosemary Gousman Offers Insight On Gender Equality
April 25, 2014

Gender-Equity Notice Requirement Now On The Books
January 7, 2014

Returning to a Brick Wall: When The Employer Would Rather Not Take Disability Claimants Back
October 2, 2012

Working With Addiction
July 16, 2012

Summer Business Style
July 5, 2012

Want To Stand Out In A Job Search? Upload A Photo
November 27, 2011

A Harsh Sentence
July 24, 2011

Say Hello to the Season of the Shorts (Yes, Even at the Office)
June 27, 2011


Background Checks: A Minefield of Potential Liability under the FCRA and Ban-the-Box Legislation
September 9, 2015

Morris County SHRM 8th Annual Legal Program
July 22, 2015

Hot Topics in Employment Law
June 5, 2015

Breaking Bad Behavior: Drugs, Medical Marijuana, Cigarettes, Cursing, Social Media, Tattoos, Piercings, And More
January 15, 2015

New Hire Background Checks and In-Service Checks, NJ Bankers Associations, 2013

Family Leave Seminar - Accommodation: NJLAD and ADA, NJ Business & Industry Association, 2012


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Office Information

Rosemary S. Gousman

430 Mountain Avenue
Murray HillNJ 07974


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