Marianne Monroy, Co-Chair of GW’s Employment Law Practice Group, has more than 20 years of experience representing private corporations, non-profits, and individual clients in connection with a broad range of employment law matters including age, disability, race, sexual harassment, wage and hour, benefits, audits, defamation, restrictive covenants, and breach of contract claims. Her practice also includes litigation of a wide variety of commercial and business issues, including contract disputes, managed care, and judicial review of agency and other administrative determinations and has defended clients against claims under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
Ms. Monroy defends clients throughout the tri-state area in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies, including, among others, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission of Human Rights, the New Jersey Civil Rights Commission, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Ms. Monroy has particular experience in counseling clients concerning general human resources issues and compliance with state and federal employment laws. She regularly conducts employee complaint investigations, drafts employee policies, develops employee on-boarding procedures and documentation, represents clients during agency audits (e.g. DOL audits), advises on employee benefit and COBRA issues; creates and implements reduction in force programs, and drafts and negotiates separation agreements. She also provides employee leadership training programs, as well as sexual harassment, wage and hour and disability training programs aimed at protecting clients from potential claims, increasing employee engagement and productivity, and reducing staff turnover.
Ms. Monroy received her B.A., cum laude, from Brooklyn College in 1994, and her J.D., cum laude, and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University Law School in 1997.