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Jewish Groups in Boston Urge Stern Measures Against Bias

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While the methods used by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in handling complaints of job bias have produced substantial results, the agency is being urged to adopt a sterner philosophy against offending employers.

The recommendation comes in a comprehensive report just issued, after a two-year study, by a joint committee of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston and the New England Division of the American Jewish Congress. The committee, describing itself as a “friendly critic whose function is to keep the Commission aware of its points of view,” also noted a marked falling off in recent years of complaints of job discrimination.

In advocating sterner measures against employers who violate the law, the committee suggests that such violators be forced to pay compensation for wages lost as a result of such discrimination, to hire persons discriminated against if such persons are not already working in as good a position elsewhere, and to give written guarantees for future behavior.

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