Bethany is a member of Varnum’s Labor and Employment Team. She focuses her practice on employment litigation involving claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, as well as FMLA, wage and hour and whistleblower claims. She also advises employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including employee handbooks and employment policies, independent contractor agreements, disciplinary matters, discrimination and harassment issues, disability accommodation and litigation avoidance. Bethany works with clients in diverse industries including automotive, manufacturing, retail, computer gaming, and health care, as well as multiple nonprofit organizations. She has practiced extensively in both state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies.
Before entering the private practice of law, Bethany had an extensive career in higher education, working for both the University of Michigan and Yale University in a variety of capacities. 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.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Bethany S. Sweeny