Know Your Rights

Massachusetts Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination in these areas:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Public accommodations
  • Mortgage, lending, and credit businesses

Discrimination begins when a landlord, realtor, employer, store employee, service provider, or lender treats individuals differently than others because of their membership in a particular group.

Here are guides and resources to help you understand the protections offered by Massachusetts Civil Rights Law to tenants, homebuyers, job applicants, employees, loan applicants and consumers.