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Daniel B. Tukel

Daniel B. Tukel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office and serves as Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department.  He is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982), and also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors and high distinction, 1979). 

Mr. Tukel’s practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives.  He regularly counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, in statutory compliance and in creating, implementing and administering employee handbooks and other personnel policies and practices.  He has represented employers before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and various administrative agencies including: the National Labor Relations Board; National Mediation Board; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Michigan Department of Civil Rights; Michigan Department of Labor; Michigan Employment Relations Commission; and Michigan Employment Security Commission. 


Jury trial verdict in favor of major University in gender discrimination case. Affirmed by Michigan Court of Appeals.
Obtained summary disposition in favor of national retailer on claims for race discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.
Successfully defended national media client in claim for violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act before the United States Department of Labor
Obtained summary disposition in favor of major University on claims for gender discrimination and retaliation.
Successfully represented national service provider in overturning trial judgment for plaintiff in claim for race discrimination - failure to promote before Michigan Court of Appeals.