Category Archives: Employment

Black Court Officer Called “N-Word” By Supreme Judicial Court Supervisor Files Discrimination Complaint

Black Court Officer Called “N-Word” By Supreme Judicial Court Supervisor Files Discrimination Complaint Courts Under Federal Scrutiny For Toxic Racial Environment Boston, MA – A Black court officer today filed a discrimination complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), alleging that the Chief Court Officer for the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) called her a “nigger”

Read More

Standing Up for Firefighters of Color in Springfield, MA

Standing Up for Firefighters of Color Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief in Superior Court in Hampden County in support of Black firefighters who are holding the City of Springfield accountable for not enforcing its own residency requirements for public employees. The case, Savage v.

Read More

Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.

Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action,

Read More