Inner Workings of the MCAD

Hear directly from MCAD personnel and private practitioners

  • Product Number: 2190137WBC
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    First established in 1946 as the Fair Employment Practices Commission with a staff of two and three volunteer commissioners, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) now occupies a central role in investigating and prosecuting claims of employment discrimination involving Massachusetts employees and employers. All claimants wishing to vindicate their rights under Massachusetts anti-employment-discrimination statutes must first file their cases with the MCAD.

    Attend this new program for a unique opportunity to meet and hear from a current MCAD Hearing Officer, an MCAD Investigator, and an MCAD Enforcement Advisor as well as experienced practitioners who regularly handle cases before the Commission. Hear them explain the intake and investigation process—including position statements and rebuttals, opportunities for alternative dispute resolution, and the discovery and public hearing process. For practitioners new to the MCAD, this program provides a valuable explanation of the inner workings of the Commission at every stage of its investigation and enforcement process. For experienced practitioners, the program offers an opportunity to hear directly from key Commission officials and improve your efficacy in advocating for your clients, whether employees or employers. Bring your questions!

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    • Intake and Investigation Process

      Filing claims at the MCAD; Effective position statements and rebuttals; Investigative Conference; Pre-determination discovery; Causal determinations
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution

      Opportunities for early mediation; Pre-Cause mediation; Conciliation process
    • Post-Cause Proceedings

      Post-certification discovery; Discovery disputes
    • Public Hearing Process

      Certification and pre-hearing conferences; Conduct of the public hearing; Remedies; Proposed findings; Full Commission review
    • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

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    • $183.75 - Pending Admittee
    • $183.75 - Law Student
    • $183.75 - Paralegal
    • $245.00 - All Others

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