The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) enforces the Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws through the investigation of Discrimination Complaints, the prosecution and adjudication of cases, and through preventative training and education.
Anyone in Massachusetts who lives, works, or visits, may file a Discrimination Complaint if they believe they were treated differently or unfairly based on their identity as a member of a protected class (e.g., race, disability, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status).
The MCAD has four offices: Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester, where your can meet with an intake specialist for a free consultation and file a complaint. Complaints filed at the MCAD will be investigated by an MCAD staff member to determine if the treatment alleged constitutes unlawful discrimination. In most cases, there is a 300-day statute of limitations on filing.
- 1 Ashburton Place
- Suite 601
- Boston, MA 02108
MCAD Springfield Office
Fax: (413) 784-1056
Business Line: (413) 739-2145
Springfield State Office Building
436 Dwight St., Room 220,