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Employment Law

Sweeney & Sheehan’s Employment Practices Liability Group provides consulting and litigation services to employers and management in all aspects of employment law and in all phases of litigation involving statutory, contractual and tort-based employment claims.  Our attorneys have expertise in the Federal, State and municipal statutes, ordinances and regulations that govern employment practices at the Federal, State and municipal level, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act and State family leave/disability statutes
  • Federal Civil Rights statutes, including 42 U.S.C. §1981, §1983 and §1985
  • The Fair labor Standards Act/State wage and hour laws
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”)
  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • The Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance
  • State Whistleblower Statutes
  • State Unemployment Compensation Statutes

Our attorneys routinely represent clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before Federal and State Courts, including the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and administrative agencies.  Further, our attorneys regularly consult with our clients on a wide array of employment-related matters, including drafting employee handbooks and manuals; drafting employment contracts; drafting and interpreting human resource policies and procedures; conducting training sessions on a wide range of topics, including employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation; and conducting internal investigations in order to reduce or eliminate potential claims.