Elizabeth Whiteway,

Elizabeth Whiteway, a senior attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, represents individual clients in employment matters, and advocates for her clients’ legislative priorities at the Massachusetts State House.  Elizabeth drafted the earned sick time ballot question passed into law by the voters in 2014, and worked with Attorney General Maura Healey’s staff on the earned sick time regulations.  On behalf of her client group, the Coalition for Social Justice, Elizabeth is providing legal support to the Raise Up Massachusetts (RUM) paid family and medical leave campaign.  A graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, Elizabeth has been an attorney in Massachusetts since 1985, and has worked in the private and public sectors, representing small and medium sized corporations as well as low-income workers and their families.  Elizabeth has served on various civic boards and commissions, including as Chair of the City of Gloucester Licensing Board, Chair of the Gloucester School Connection Board, President of Wisdom’s Heart, and member of the board of Family Values at Work, a national network of 24 state and local coalitions helping spur the growing movement for family-friendly workplace policies such as earned sick time and family leave insurance.




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