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Judge: MCAD not a necessary first step for public accommodations case

Exclusivity applies to only certain bias claims

A person aggrieved by discrimination in a place of public accommodation need not file a charge with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and exhaust her administrative remedies before filing suit, a Superior Court judge has decided. In so ruling, the judge clarified that the exclusivity provision of the commonwealth’s §9 applies only to certain unlawful acts ...

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