Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Consumer: Discrimination in Credit and Public Accommodation

D10 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, Suite 601
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-994-6000
TTY: 617-994-6196

Under MGL Ch. 272:92A, 98, and 98A the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination in public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, blindness, deafness, or disability. The commission prohibits discrimination in credit based on the above reasons as well as on marital status, age, and public assistance as delineated in MGL Ch. 151B:4 (14 and 15). The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination enforces laws which in addition to public accommodation and credit prohibit discrimination in the areas of education, employment, and housing. Contact the MCAD to file complaints.

Regional Offices:

128 Union Street, Suite206
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel: 774-510-5801

436 Dwight Street, Room 220
Springfield, MA 01103
Tel: 413-739-2145

484 Main Street, Room 320
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel: 508-453-9630

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