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Discrimination Prevention Training at the MCAD

Our trainings are offered every 3-4 months at the MCAD Boston, Worcester, and Springfield offices and are open to the public. Registration is required.

Our discrimination prevention trainings are designed to teach you about your rights, and to teach organizations their responsibilities under the Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws. Our experienced trainers use interactive quizzes, case scenarios, and videos to facilitate engaging and interactive trainings. All overview courses include the following topics: the protected identity categories, disparate treatment, harassment (both sexual and non-sexual), disability/religious accommodations, liability, and the MCAD process.

Training Descriptions

Preventing and Addressing Workplace Discrimination

This training is perfect for all staff members, supervisors, and HR professionals who do not have a background in anti-discrimination law. In addition to the topics listed above, we have added a special segment on the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Length: 3 - 4 hours
Fee: $250 for one to four attendees
Additional Attendees: $60/person

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

For the first half of this course, we will complete “Preventing and Addressing Workplace Discrimination.” After learning the basics of anti-discrimination law, we will do a deep dive into techniques and tools for addressing sexual harassment. Topics include: nuances in the sexual harassment legal standard, crafting sexual harassment policies and trainings, the role of the “code of conduct,” and bystander intervention. This course is for supervisors or HR professionals who do not have a background in civil rights law.

Length: 6 hours
Fee: $250 for one to three attendees
Additional Attendees: $80/person

Preventing and Addressing Housing Discrimination

This training is for all landlords, realtors, lenders, and other housing providers who do not have a background in anti-discrimination law. In addition to the topics listed above, we also cover fair advertising.

Length: 3 hours
Fee: $250 for one to six attendees
Additional Attendees: $40/person

Preventing and Addressing Public Accommodation Discrimination

This training is for all business, government agencies, and others who serve the public.  We exam scenarios specific to public accommodations and discuss service animals in depth. This training is offered on an as-needed basis. Please email training.assistant@mass.gov to inquire about our next public accommodations training.

Length: 3 hours
Fee: $250 for one to six attendees
Additional Attendees: $40/person

 

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