Swen Prior – Snell & Wilmer

Swen Prior focuses his practice on defending employers (including Fortune 500 companies) in a wide variety of litigation arising under common law and numerous employment-related statutes. He represents and counsels clients in many industries, including hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, higher education, telecommunications, waste management, transportation, warehousing and distribution, financial services, and retail.

As a labor and employment partner, Swen has been involved in individual and class/collective actions involving:

  • Race, national origin, religion and gender discrimination (including sexual harassment) and retaliation under Title VII and state statutes
  • Age discrimination and retaliation cases under Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and state statutes
  • Misclassification and overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state statutes
  • Discrimination and retaliation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state statutes
  • Discrimination claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Restrictive Covenants (non-compete and non-solicitation)
  • Retaliation claims under both federal and state statutes (including whistleblower actions under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act)
  • Claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act, and a variety of other federal and state employment related laws
  • Employment torts, contractual claims, employment agreements, separations, and collective bargaining issues

Swen assists clients with revisions to employee handbooks, employee-related policies, non-competition and intellectual property ownership agreements, and other employment-related documents. He also conducts both employment investigations and training seminars for a variety of clients.


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