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Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's (MCAD) mission is to eradicate discrimination and ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing the Commonwealth's anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, lending and education.

The Commission combats discrimination and advances the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by engaging in law enforcement activities (filing of complaints, investigations, mediations and conciliations, prosecution, adjudication and litigation) and conducting community outreach and education (training sessions, public education and testing programs).

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 6 S. 56
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
MGL C. 151B S. 1-10
Unlawful Discrimination Because of Race, Color, Religious Creed, National Origin, Ancestry or Sex
MGL C. 151C S. 1-5
Fair Educational Practices
MGL C. 149 S. 105D
Mass. Parental Leave Act
MGL C. 111 S. 199A
Lead Paint
MGL C. 272 S. 92A
Discriminatory Advertising
MGL C. 272 S. 98
Public Accommodations
MGL C. 272 S. 98A
Assistance Dogs


804 CMR 1
MCAD Rules of Procedure
804 CMR 10
MCAD Enforcement Actions
804 CMR 11
Provision of Training Services
804 CMR 12
MCAD Fees for Public Records
804 CMR 2
MCAD Housing Regulations
804 CMR 3
MCAD Employment Discrimination Guidelines
804 CMR 8
MCAD Maternity Leave Regulations