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Bethany S. Sweeny

Special Counsel   |   Detroit (Metro)

Bethany serves as Special Counsel with the firm’s EEO Advantage Program defending employers before federal and state administrative agencies against claims of discrimination and retaliation. Bethany also partners with executives and Human Resources professionals to provide proactive, strategic labor and employment law advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including employee relations, hiring practices and procedures, protected leaves and accommodations, wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks and employment policies, employment agreements, disciplinary matters, discrimination and harassment issues, discharges and litigation avoidance. She has significant experience representing employers under state and federal employment-related statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and has defended such litigation in state and federal courts.

Prior to entering the private practice of law, Bethany had an extensive career in higher education, working for both the University of Michigan and Yale University. She has advised higher education clients on a variety of student and faculty issues including breach of contract, due process violations, FERPA, the Clery Act, discrimination and disability accommodation.

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