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The EO&D Office does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of information available at any other web sites. However, we think these sites may be of interest:

 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

The EEOC monitors discrimination in employment. " Our mission is to promote equal opportunity in employment by enforcing the federal civil rights employment laws through administrative and judicial actions, and education and technical assistance." If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job (including hiring, upgrading, salaries, fringe benefits, training, and other conditions of employment) because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC places great emphasis on employment practices which classify jobs as "male" or "female" or which maintain separate line of progression based on sex where this would adversely affect any employee.

Boston District Office:

1 Congress Street
10th Floor, Rm. 1001
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 565-3200

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD):

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's (MCAD's) mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing the Commonwealth's Anti-discrimination laws, chapters 151B & 272, through the resolution of complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, services, credit and education. The Commission reviews and advises Governor's Cabinet Offices, pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 227, concerning the policy and practices of the states affirmative mandates in employment, housing, construction contract compliance and minority and women business enterprises.

Springfield Office: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

436 Dwight Street, Suite 220
Springfield, MA 01103
413/739-2145 TTY 617/727-3990 x588

Central Office: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

One Ashburton Place, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108-1518

The Office for Civil Rights, Region I:

U.S. Department of Education
John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse
Room 222
Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 223-9667

The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. A primary responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination. Agency-initiated cases, typically called compliance reviews, permit OCR to target resources on compliance problems that appear particularly acute. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. The Office for Civil Rights enforces five Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; discrimination on the basis of disability is prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and age discrimination is prohibited by the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Department of Justice also has delegated OCR responsibility for enforcing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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