“Just wanted to thank you guys once more for the excellent service we received for our last minute issue.”
~ Controller, Insurance Agency
“I continue to be impressed with ... Suzanne's on-going support to my team. [She has] been a tremendous asset for us.”
~ Vice President of Human Resources, U.S. Commodities Producer
Suzanne W. King is a Partner at Schwartz Hannum PC. Prior to joining the Firm, Suzanne spent fifteen years as in-house Employment Counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management. Prior to her tenure at Wheelabrator, Suzanne was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of McKenna & Cuneo where she counseled clients on a wide range of environmental statutes and regulations, conducted environmental audits, and gained extensive experience in Superfund litigation.
Suzanne’s experience includes counseling corporate management on a broad range of local and multi-state employment practices, including hiring, terminations, severance agreements, sexual and other harassment claims and investigations, reductions in force, employee health issues, medical leaves, accommodation under the ADA, the FMLA, workers’ compensation, health and safety issues, implementing and training managers on investigations of employee and contractor injuries, and state and federal employment law, including employment litigation before the EEOC and MCAD.
Suzanne assists colleges and universities with policies and procedures affecting students and employees, including student complaint procedures and Title IX compliance. In addition, Suzanne conducts training on responding effectively to student complaints of harassment or sexual violence. Suzanne also routinely assists educational institutions with the preparation of faculty and staff offer letters, housing agreements, and employee/faculty handbooks. She has assisted administrators with respect to employee disciplinary matters, internal grievances and investigations, risk management, and employee terminations. Suzanne has also advised schools on issues involving health records, student misconduct, and the use of criminal records in the hiring process.