MCAD Issues Lack of Probable Cause Finding: Conkey v. Dover Sherborn Public Sch.


Conkey v. Dover Sherborn Public Schools (MCAD Docket No. 13BEM02943) 

On September 30, 2016, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination issued a Lack of Probable Cause Finding against a former Technology Director of the Dover-Sherborn Regional School District who claimed the District discriminated against her on the basis of her gender and association with disabled parents.

In defending the District, PDP argued that the Superintendent’s decision, in the fall of 2013, to demote the complainant to computer technician, without reducing her salary or benefits, was based solely on the technology needs of the District and the complainant’s inability, through her poor job performance, to adequately meet or address those needs. The Commission agreed with the District and rejected the complainant’s claims.

Read more about this case in Developments in Municipal Law Fall 2016 Newsletter on


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