Section Review

Section Review

Top Ten MCAD Decisions of 2004: A Complainant’s Perspective1

Early 2005 is a good time to look back at the decisions issued by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in 2004. Listed below are 10 decisions from 2004 that clarified the commission’s position on the law or its own authority, provided helpful guidance to the employment practitioner or contained one of the highest emotional distress damages awards of the year. It was a fascinating year — primarily because emotional distress damages came into their own. Not surprisingly, cases presenting significant emotional distress damages awards open and close our top 10 list.
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