While attending Widener University School of Law, Keri worked for the Delaware Department of Labor, where she handled a wide variety of employment, labor and civil rights issues. Keri investigated allegations of employment discrimination and wage and hour violations, including alleged prevailing wage violations and child labor violations.
Keri is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She remains involved with her alma mater, serving as an advisor for the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
•Pot For Pain, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018
•Ingredients for Successfully Defending Claims for Work Injuries at Home, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017
•Defense Counsel Wish List, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016
•Put Me In Coach: Top 10 Opportunities in Claims and Litigation Management, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015
•Employment Law Update and Workers' Compensation Basics, Delaware State Dental Society, Dover, Delaware, March 19, 2015
•Case Law Update, Delaware State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Seminar, January 21, 2015
•Navigating The Bermuda Triangle: The Intersection of Workers' Compensation, FMLA and ADA, Roadmap to Success - Understanding Workers' Compensation, Marshall Dennehey seminar, October 24, 2013
•Prevailing Wage Law in Delaware, April 2005
Year Joined Organization: 2005
Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders, Special Counsel
January 2, 2014
Marshall Dennehey announced today that 16 attorneys, nearly half of them women, were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 9 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, categorized by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Aaron E. Moore and Eric A. Packel...
Delaware State Dental Society Monthy Meeting
Mar 19, 2015
Shannon Brainard and Keri Morris-Johnston are the featured presenters at the Delaware State Dental Society's monthly membership meeting and dinner. Shannon and Keri will discuss ways to prevent and defend against employment discrimination,...
Legal Updates for Employment Law
Law Alerts • May 11, 2016
New EEOC Procedures for the Release of Position StatementsBy Keri Morris-JohnstonThis year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implemented a new procedure allowing the release of an employer's position statement filed in..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Unemployment Compensation Benefits ... Are Injured Workers Entitled to Both?
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2014
By Keri L. Morris-Johnston, Esq.*Key Points:Workers’ compensation carriers are entitled to dollor-for-dollar credit for an injured worker’s receipt of unemployment compensation benefits.Carriers should ensure that work..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Delaware Whistleblowers' Act Applies to Constructively Discharged Employees?
Defense Digest Article • December 1, 2012
Key Points:Under the Delaware Whistleblowers' Protection Act, the constructive discharge doctrine can provide a basis for a claim.To support such a claim, a plaintiff must show that..., Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 4, December 2012
Utilization appeals in 45 days ... not anymore.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2012
In 2011, The Delaware Department of Labor had promulgated regulations that provided for only a 45-day appeal period from any Utilization Review decision, which could be appealed by either party to the Industrial Accident Board for a hearing de novo..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2012
Vol. 16, No. 2, February 2012
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • February 1, 2012
There have been a significant amount of pro se employment discrimination complaint filings in the U.S.D.C. in and for Delaware. A review of the decisions from the last six months are decisions on motions to dismiss rather than any substantive decisions.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2012
Tani filed a complaint regarding his alleged employment contract and his termination from employment. He filed suit against three separate defendants. The complaint was over 50 pages and made several allegations ranging from employment..., Case Law Alert, 1st Qtr 2012
Delaware courts follow the District Court and Third Circuit in handling employment discrimination cases.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2011
Several years ago, Delaware amended the Discrimination in Employment Act to allow for a right to sue in the Delaware state courts. While most employment discrimination cases continue to be filed in the District Court for the state of Delaware, the..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2011
Special Delaware Alert - Changes to the Delaware Workers' Compensation Statute Employer Forms and Out-of-State Providers
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • August 24, 2011
On August 17, 2011, Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill108 into law. This Bill has two significant changes to theDelaware Workers' Compensation Act.Employers had an obligation to complete the Employer'sForm identifying any...
When an employee, who is subject to an arbitration clause, files a complaint alleging employment discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract, a motion to dismiss the complaint is appropriate.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2011
Emmanuel Esaka filed a complaint against Nanticoke Health Services, Inc., Mid-Sussex Medical Center, Inc. The plaintiff alleged he was subjected to discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2011
Associations & Memberships
•Associated Builders and Contractors, associate member, Legislative and Legal Rights Committee
•Delaware State Bar Association; chair, Workers' Compensation Section
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court