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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 litigation. Our lawyers are experts in the Federal and State statutes and regulations which affect employment practices at both Federal and State levels, 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 statutes
Civil rights statutes including 42 U.S.C. §§1981, 1983 and 1985
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and other state human relations statutes
Our attorneys routinely represent clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before state and Federal Courts and administrative agencies. Further, our attorneys regularly consult with and provide risk management services to our clients on a wide array of employment matters, including drafting and interpreting of employee handbooks and manuals, formulating, drafting and interpreting human resources policies and procedures, conducting training sessions concerning discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and conducting internal investigations/responding to complaints of discrimination and/or harassment.

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire


Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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