Kate Rigby has devoted her entire legal career to representing employers in life sciences, technology, hospitality, and other industries in a broad spectrum of employment issues and disputes. Life sciences companies view Kate as their “go to” advisor, helping them confront employment law issues as they emerge from startups to growing enterprises. Kate understands the unique challenges life sciences companies face with respect to talent acquisition and retention, protection of confidential information, incentive compensation structures, and performance management, among other issues. Kate helps clients ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws. Clients seek her practical counseling on all areas of human resources, including discipline and termination, hiring, reductions in force, EEO complaints, accommodation of disabilities and leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and policies. She regularly litigates employment and wage and hour claims before state and federal courts and agencies.
Employers also benefit from Kate’s significant experience handling investigations of internal employee complaints and providing employee and management training. Kate regularly conducts management and non-management equal employment and diversity/inclusion training courses for clients and has completed all MCAD-Certified Train-the-Trainer Courses.
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Kate was a Shareholder of an international law firm, where she focused on labor and employment law, and co-chaired its Life Sciences practice group. Before becoming an attorney, Kate worked in the human resources field in recruiter, generalist, and management positions.