Karin Anderson is an associate with OKGC and has been with the firm since 2011. Karin focuses her practice on employment law, §1983 civil rights litigation, municipal liability defense, and general tort defense.
Karin’s comprehensive employment law practice encompasses litigation, training, and consulting. She has extensive experience with cases involving Title VII, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Retaliatory Discharge, IWPCA and IMWL. Before joining OKGC, Karin practiced employment law for eight years, primarily in the private sector. She operated her own firm for two years and provided consulting and training services for private employers on compliance with anti-discrimination statutes, various leave laws, employment contracts and miscellaneous human resource matters.
Karin frequently presents on employment law topics and gives 2-3 seminars annually. Some of Karin’s recent seminar topics include incorporating medical marijuana into employment policies, Illinois’ concealed carry law, updates on the ADA, FMLA and other employment laws, effective workplace investigations, retaliation, whistle blowing and the First Amendment, and equal employment opportunity issues. Karin has also served as the Editor of the Illinois Employment Newsletter.
Before becoming an attorney, Karin worked in social services. While studying and living abroad, Karin worked with Kurdish refugees in Sweden and with Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in Egypt. After returning to the United States, Karin worked as a Child Welfare Specialist with Catholic Charities. She later worked with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, helping abused and neglected children in Cook County. Currently, Karin speaks and raises funds on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.