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Public Accommodations Discrimination

Massachusetts law makes it illegal to commit discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, handicap (disability), or sexual orientation, in admission to and the way they are treated in a place which is open to the public.

Like many of the clients that we have successfully helped to secure relief and financial compensation, you may be a victim of unlawful public accommodations discrimination, if you have been denied admission to an establishment that is open to the public, or discriminated against in the way that you have been treated in an establishment that is open to the public, such as:

  • hotels or other places of lodging
  • restaurants or bars
  • theatres, sports stadiums, or other places of entertainment
  • stores or other retail establishments
  • service establishments, such as laundromats, gas stations, beauty salons, accountants, lawyers, etc.
  • hospitals, medical and dental offices, and other health care facilities
  • transportation providers or stations
  • museums, libraries, or other places of public display
  • parks, gyms, beaches, or other places of recreation
  • schools, colleges, and other educational institutions
  • child care centers, senior citizen centers, and other social service establishments
  • public streets and highways
  • public spaces such as court rooms and polling places

As a victim of unlawful public accommodations discrimination, you could be entitled to various relief, including gaining unrestricted admission to the establishment; putting a stop to the discriminatory treatment; payment for emotional distress damages, medical expenses, attorney's fees/costs and punitive damages.

If you are a victim of discrimination in a place of public accommodation, we, as experienced Massachusetts discrimination lawyers, can help you get the full relief and compensation that you may be entitled to under the law - through Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination complaints (MCAD complaints) or through Massachusetts court discrimination litigation.

Our firm can protect your rights and help you fight back against the unjust actions of your being barred from admission to or discriminated against in a place which is open to the public. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Lowrie & Andrew Attorneys at Law is located in the quaint historic district of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Our firm provides employment law representation to clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and the South Coast including those from New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Cape Cod, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Westport, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Lakeville, Freetown, Wareham, Rehoboth, Raynham, Somerset, Swansea, Seekonk, Norton, Dighton, Mansfield, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Assonet, Bridgewater, Easton, Middleboro, Middleborough, Plymouth, Brockton and throughout Norfolk County, Bristol County and Plymouth County.

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