Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

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.

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1 Ashburton Place, Suite 601, Boston, MA 02108


Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Español, 中文, Kreyòl Ayisyen, русский, Português, etc. (617) 994-6071



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Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

Who we serve

We protect the people of Massachusetts, our workers, and our visitors from discriminatory treatment based on your membership in a protected class, such as race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more. We investigate Complaints of Discrimination that occur in the workplace, housing, public places, access to education, lending, and credit.

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Recent news & announcements

Press Release

MCAD Launches COVID-19 Information & Resource Center 

4/21/2020 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

The MCAD launches COVID-19 Information & Resource Center outlining temporary emergency changes to its processes and procedures.

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Notice of MCAD Advisory Board Public Meeting 1/27/21 

1/13/2021 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

MCAD Advisory Board Notice of Public Meeting

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