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Caregiver Discrimination




Sexual Harassment and NDAs
There has been much media coverage about non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases. Some non-disclosure agreements might be illegal. The ACLU has a summary of some of the most common illegal clauses here.

In reading this information, please remember that every individual has a different situation, and what the summary says might not apply to yours. If you are considering speaking out, but you are not certain if you can, Pontikes Law can review the terms for you. Please contact the office to make an appointment.

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.

Rebecca Pontikes

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.

Featured Articles

How To End the Silence Around Sexual Harassment Settlements
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in The Nation

Workplace bullying remains in the shadows
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in The Boston Globe

For Low-Wage Workers, Many Obstacles To Reporting Sexual Harassment
Rebecca Pontikes quoted in The Boston Globe


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