Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Education/Arts: Discrimination in Education

E7 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02108-1518
Tel: 617-994-6000
TTY: 617-994-6196
Fax: 617-994-6024

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the civil rights law enforcement agency of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth has the authority to investigate complaints and take appropriate action in cases of illegal discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and credit. The Fair Educational Practices law prohibits unfair educational practices in educational institutions as defined by MGL Ch. 151C on the basis of age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, or disability. Sexual harassment is also considered an unfair, educational practice. For additional information see Consumer D10 Employment F12,and Housing J11.

Regional Offices:

800 Purchase Street, Room 501
New Bedford, MA 02740 Tel: 508-990-2390

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

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

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