At work, the law has real world consequences.
Your employer is well armed.
For fifteen years, Rebecca G. Pontikes has passionately advocated for people whose workplace or civil rights have been violated, no matter how large or powerful the employer is. She is both an advocate and a resource for employees, fighting aggressively for her clients and advising them so that trouble never starts.
An activist as well as a lawyer, she looks to the future, lobbying to shape the law and taking cutting edge cases. Since 2006, she has focused on developing an area of law known as family responsibilities (or caregiver) discrimination. In 2011, she successfully advocated for the right of a female surgeon to return to work after taking leave to care for her family.
She was selected by her peers as a “SuperLawyer” in 2004 and as a Rising Star in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Masachusetts Lawyers Weekly named her a Top Woman of Law in 2012.
Let her put her experience to work for you. She takes all types of employment cases including:
- family responsibility (caregiver) discrimination
- sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace or on campus
- race discrimination
- retaliation and whistleblower claims
- non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
- employment contracts
- severance agreements
- defamation and other “tort” claims
- discrimination against veterans (USERRA claims)
- wage theft
For small employers looking to use best practices to create a fair workplace, she offers advising and counseling services, drafting of internal policies, workplace handbooks, and employment contracts, as well as audits to ensure compliance with the law.
“Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Fills Loopholes in State, Federal Law”
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in the Worcester Telegram
“A Man’s Personal Experience With Corporate Heartlessness”
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in the Boston Globe