Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

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.


Main Address
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


Fax (617) 994-6024
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.

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

MCAD Issues Guidance on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 

1/23/2018 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

The Act, effective April 1, 2018, prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.

Press Release

Governor Baker Appoints Monserrate Quiñones to Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination  

9/27/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George designated as MCAD Chair

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