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To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Pontikes Law is working remotely starting Friday, March 13, until further notice. Our firm is open and in normal operation, and we are accepting new clients and encourage you to contact us with your employment concerns.
We know that many people have questions about their legal rights at this time, and we are accepting clients and are happy to answer all the questions. All employees still have rights, and we are here to help you navigate this environment. The legal environment is changing quickly, and it is important to know and understand your rights. Rebecca Pontikes was interviewed about the rights of employees in this podcast: http://
parentingimpossible.libsyn. com/ep-43-dealing-with- caregiver-discrimination- during-a-crisis
We are still receiving all communications through our “contact us” page as well as by phone and email and will hold all meetings by phone or video conference. We will ask for your cooperation in sending any and all documents to us electronically which you may do by email or our fax number, 857-488-4020.
If you must send anything in the mail, such as an important document or check payment, please contact us so that determine if it is possible to make alternate plans.
Photo Credit: Boston Magazine. Rebecca Pontikes quoted in article, Boston Has Eliminated Sexism in the Workplace. Right?
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.
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.
Our client has worked for many years in difficult conditions, managing renovations projects for the City of Cambridge. For that entire time, she has been paid significantly less than men who have equivalent management positions. We are bringing a case under the new pay equity law to equalize her compensation.
Lower pay, retaliation, dangerous conditions claimed in DPW sex discrimination complaint Rebecca Pontikes quoted in Cambride Day
Harvey Weinstein’s accusers will most likely pay a hefty tax bill on any settlement money Rebecca Pontikes quoted in Market Watch.