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Press Release Notice of Public Hearings on MCAD Procedural Regulations

Notice of Public Hearings on MCAD Proposed Procedural Regulations
For immediate release:
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearings on MCAD Procedural Regulations

H Harrison, Assistant to the Commissioners

MASSACHUSETTSThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) hereby gives notice pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 2 of a series of public hearings to be held on proposed changes to its Rules of Procedure found at 804 CMR 1.00 et seq., promulgated pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 151B, § 3 and M.G.L. c. 151C, § 5. The MCAD has revised all 25 sections of 804 CMR 1.00 to improve readability and reflect current MCAD practice and procedure. The revisions include a reordering of the sections to sequence how a complaint moves through the MCAD process, as well as substantive changes to the rules with respect to motion practice, rebuttals, the timeline for housing complaints, mediations, and more. An electronic copy of the proposed regulations can be viewed on the agency website: MCAD Statutes and Regulations. The public hearing schedule is as follows:

October 9, 2019, 12 p.m.
Springfield MCAD        
Third Floor Conference Room
436 Dwight Street            
Springfield, MA 01103

October 15, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Middlesex Community College
Bedford Campus Center        
Café East                
591 Springs Road              
Bedford, MA 01730
October 25, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Worcester State     
Campus Center, Blue Lounge        
486 Chandler St        
Worcester, MA 01602

October 10, 2019, 12 p.m.
MCAD Boston Headquarters    
1 Ashburton Place            
21st Floor                
Boston, MA 02108

October 18, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Cape Cod Community College 
Lecture Hall                
2240 Iyannough Rd            
West Barnstable, MA 02668

The deadline for submitting written comments is 5 p.m. on November 8, 2019. Written comments or requests for hard copies of the proposed regulations should be submitted to the MCAD Records Access Officer at or to 1 Ashburton Place, Room 601, Boston, MA 02108.


Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearings on MCAD Procedural Regulations

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 

Our mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth by investigating and prosecuting Complaints of Discrimination that occur in Employment, Housing, Public Places, Access to Education, Lending, and Credit. We also offer training to help prevent discrimination from occurring.