Wasley v. Kosmatka

In Wasley v. Kosmatka, 50 Wis. 2d 738, 742, 184 N.W.2d 821 (1971), the Court held that a worker could not maintain a tort action against a corporate officer of an employer. The court recognized the anomaly of an injured worker recovering worker's compensation benefits directly from an employer, while at the same time recovering in tort indirectly against the same employer. "This would be a clear circumvention of the exclusive remedy provision" of the Act. Id. at 746.