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Labor & Employment Law: Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is the state analog of the EEOC. It enforces the following state statutes. 

  • MGL c.151B Unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry or sex.
  • MGL c.149, s.105A-C Discriminatory wage rates based on sex
  • MGL c.272, s.92A Advertisement, book, notice or sign relative to discrimination; definition of place of public accommodation, resort or amusement
  • MGL c.272, s.98 Discrimination in admission to, or treatment in, place of public accommodation; punishment; forfeiture; civil right.