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.
Photo Credit: Boston Magazine. Rebecca Pontikes quoted in article, Boston Has Eliminated Sexism in the Workplace. Right?
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.
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.
Boston Has Eliminated Sexism in the Workplace. Right? Rebecca Pontikes quoted in Boston Magazine
“Attitudes Shift on Paid Leave: Dads Sue, Too”
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in the New York Times