Dallas, TX asked in Uncategorized for Massachusetts

Q: I'm a barefooter who doesn't own or wear shoes, I'm moving to north adams Massachusetts, will I still be ok there?

I'm a barefooter who doesn't own or wear shoes, I'm moving to north adams Massachusetts, will I still be ok to be barefoot there in stores resteraunts and stuff? I've heard Massachusetts Commonwealth laws prevent barefooters from being told by any place to wear shoes along with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) protecting my right to be barefoot in public places such as restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, government buildings, museums, libraries, or busses. No one, including business owners or employees can tell a barefooter to leave, or to put on shoes. is this true?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Keep in mind that most anti-discrimination legislation is geared toward protecting established classes, such as race, alienage, national origin, gender, and others. Those types of things tend to be the grounds for protection. Also, the pandemic has heightened the level of caution observed in places where people are placed into close contact with each other. A Massachusetts attorney could offer more state-specific guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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