Marc-Joseph Gansah

Associate

New York
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Overview

Marc-Joseph Gansah's employment litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of employment matters, focusing on wage and hour, discrimination and breach of contract litigation in various industries and advising clients on all aspects of the employment relationship. Notably, he has experience assisting in the representation of clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and JAMS regarding issues such as employment contracts, restrictive covenants, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, raiding, promissory notes, partnership disputes, unfair competition, harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, and retaliation. With a comprehension knowledge of employment laws and regulations, Marc-Joseph works with clients to maintain regulatory compliance while striving to achieve their goals.

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  • Prepared post-trial motion for hospital facing allegations of age discrimination.
  • Prepared and answered discovery request for financial, software, data, and media company being accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Advised client on best practices for responding to New York Office of Victim Services subpoena.
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Experience

  • Prepared post-trial motion for hospital facing allegations of age discrimination.
  • Prepared and answered discovery request for financial, software, data, and media company being accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Advised client on best practices for responding to New York Office of Victim Services subpoena.
  • Prepared response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Illinois Human Rights Division on behalf of client facing age and race discrimination allegations.
  • Counseled client on due diligence relating to the termination of an employee, including participating in due diligence call prior to termination.
  • Advised capital market company on a variety of employment matters, including handling a sexual harassment allegation, drug policy violation, and arbitration preparation relating to wrongful termination.
  • Revised job applications and employee handbook of a mental health advocacy and treatment organization.
  • Prepared memorandum regarding the internship and employment of minors for a professional sports league.
  • Advised American supermarket chain on employee benefits and prepared memorandum regarding grandfathered plans and plan administrator duties.
  • Represented nonprofit academic medical center facing allegations of religious discrimination, preparing motion for protective order and summary judgment, as well as managing discovery.
  • Counseled professional sports organization executive on social media privacy laws, including preparing relevant memorandum.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • French American Bar Association
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Law Association
  • Fordham Law Alumni Association

Community

  • Lions Club International

Pro Bono

  • Represented man seeking asylum on the grounds of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Judicial Intern

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2016; Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, Staff Member; Moot Court Board Member
  • B.S., University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business, 2012

Languages

  • French

Blog

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Employment Law Spotlight
New Job Protections for Medical Marijuana Users in New Jersey
By Marc-Joseph Gansah
August 20, 2019
Last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (the Act), amending the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (NJCUMMA). The Act expands job protections for...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New Jersey and Illinois Join the Salary History Ban Train
By Marc-Joseph Gansah
August 15, 2019
On July 25, 2019, Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed NJ A1094 (“the Law”) banning salary history requests in New Jersey. The Law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The Law makes it unlawful for an employer to (1) screen a job applicant based...
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