|University ||Franklin and Marshall College, B.S., cum laude, 2000|
|Law School||Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2003|
|Admitted||2003, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 2001, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2009, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey|
Stephanie J. Peet is a Shareholder in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Peet regularly represents management in employment discrimination and wage and hour cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as equal employment opportunity and labor relations matters pending before federal and state agencies. She also counsels employers on various employee relations matters such as Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, hiring, discharge and disciplinary practices, drafting and enforcing employment agreements, including non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, and creating employee relations policies and procedures.
Ms. Peet is results-driven and employs a highly individualized and strategic approach to handling litigation with an emphasis on her clients' business and legal objectives. Some of her representations include:
• Obtaining defense verdict for an HR services company in a lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
• Obtaining dismissal of an age discrimination claim for a national health care company.
• Obtaining dismissal of a race discrimination claim for a large hospital system.
• Obtaining denial of conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action for a national retirement community.
Ms. Peet was selected in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in Philadelphia magazine and Law and Politics Magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - “Rising Star” December editions. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth. Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive this honor each year.
Ms. Peet provides training to clients and their employees on a wide variety of employment-related topics such as diversity, hiring, discipline and discharge, anti-harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, and wage and hour compliance. Ms. Peet also authored Employers are Stung with a Hefty Price When Employees Suffer an Identity Theft, ” Supervision; July 2008 edition; Volume 69, number 7.
Ms. Peet is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Devoted to giving back to her community, Ms. Peet is a Board of Director for Developmental Enterprises Corporation (“DEC”), a non-profit organization located in Norristown, PA that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities. She is also a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
Ms. Peet received her B.A., cum laude, from Franklin & Marshall College where she was Class President and a member of Black Pyramid Senior Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. She was awarded her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law where she was a member of Moot Court Honor Society. She served as an Editorial Board Member for Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Philadelphia Mandatory Sick Leave Law Effective May 13
Jordan M. Ellis,Stephanie J. Peet, March 30, 2015
Philadelphia has become the seventeenth city in the United States to require that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees. The law, signed by Mayor Michael Nutter on February 12, 2015, applies to Philadelphia businesses with at least 10 employees. Employers who already provide...
Delaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations
Katharine Thomas Batista,Stephanie J. Peet, September 19, 2014
Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell (D) has signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, extending workplace protections afforded to pregnant employees, and employees who have recently given birth, to include requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations to such employees.
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