As an experienced counselor and litigator, Stephanie Gaston’s practice is focused on resolving labor and employment matters for private employers, public entities and nonprofits. She also represents school districts, and governmental entities. Stephanie regularly defends companies facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, class actions, and other claims under federal, state, and local laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, USERRA, and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. She advises and counsels employers on minimizing the risks of litigation, developing employment policies, and drafting and enforcing employment and severance agreements, including those with non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions.
Stephanie represents clients in administrative agency investigations, and regularly conducts training courses for employees, supervisors and managers on various employment issues including discrimination and sexual harassment, leave issues under the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation regulations, and wage issues under the FLSA.
She also represents business clients in the area of commercial litigation and has particular experience defending complex business litigation and arbitration matters, such as general contract, indemnity disputes, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Jones Act, deceptive trade practice, fraud, fiduciary duty, maritime and tortious interference claims.