Firm partner Joni Thome has co-presented with Workers’ Compensation attorney Thomas Atkinson of Atkinson Gerber Law Office over the years. In 2022, the seminar titled “Employment Claims to Watch Out for and Consult with an Employment Lawyer About” was presented at the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Institute. Thome and Atkinson discussed employment law issues that often intersect with workers’ compensation claims, such as retaliation, federal medical leave requirements, disability claims and employment releases from workers’ compensation settlements. They also spoke on their own experiences in jointly representing clients that have both workers’ compensation injury claim and employment related claims.
Employees who have been injured on the job often hire workers’ compensation attorneys to help them navigate the workers’ compensation system, file a claim and recover damages for their injuries. These employees may also have employment law claims arising from their work situation that are separate from the workers’ compensation system. Employees should contact an employment attorney to understand their rights.
Joni Thome is founding partner of Wanta Thome PLC and frequently presents on topics concerning employment, workers’ compensation retaliation, disability discrimination, and other forms of workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Joni has been named to the Super Lawyers list by her peers regularly since 2003 and has been repeatedly recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Super Lawyers.
Wanta Thome PLC is committed to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered job-related discrimination, harassment and retaliation. If you have questions about workers’ compensation retaliation or employee rights, contact Joni or any of our attorneys by clicking here or calling us at 612-252-3570.