Massachusetts Civil Rights Law
Massachusetts Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination in these areas:
- Public accommodations
- Mortgage, lending, and credit businesses
Here are guides and resources to help you understand Massachusetts Civil Rights Law in relation to job applicants, employees, tenants, loan applicants and consumers.
Additionally, for more information on how to withdraw your case, please visit the Filing a Motion, Appeal or Withdrawal page.
Electronic Position Statement Pilot Program
The MCAD has launched a new initiative state-wide to accept electronic submissions of Position Statements from respondents represented by counsel. Attorneys may submit position statements via email to the addresses below. Please include the docket number in the subject line of the email and in the file name of the PDF.
All position statements must be:
- Signed by counsel
- Include the signed sworn affirmations of all Respondents.
- Submitted in PDF format; and
- Cannot exceed 15 MB in size.
MCAD regulation 804 C.M.R. §1.10 (8)(c) also requires respondents to serve printed copies of the position statement to the Complainant(s). Additionally, attorneys must retain an original copy of the position statement to provide the MCAD upon request. Multiple email submissions are permissible, so long as the docket number appears in subject line of each email and the file name of each file attached.
Boston cases: email@example.com
Springfield cases: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worcester cases: email@example.com
New Bedford cases: Coming Soon
If you need technical assistance, please contact James Bailey Brislin, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines & Requirements
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment Discrimination-804 CMR 03.00
- Parental Leave
- Maternity Leave
- Accommodating Handicapped Persons
- Criminal Offender Record: Procedure Reforms
- Sexual Harassment
- Model Sexual Harassment Policy
- Statutes & Regulations
Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) pertaining to MCAD governance and discrimination in housing, lending, employment, public accommodation, maternity leave
- MCAD Decisions
Decisions regarding complaints filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination from 2015-2002.