Know Your Rights & Resources

The following fact sheets and guides are intended to give general information only. They are not intended as legal advice.
If you are having a problem, please contact CAIR-MA or another lawyer to see how the law applies to your situation.
If there is a topic you would like to know more about, but it isn’t listed here, please let us know.
CAIR’s National office in Washington, D.C. also offers general “know your rights” information in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, English,
Farsi, Somali, and Urdu.

COVID 19 Legal Help (CAIR-MA)

NEW! Information on legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic: workplace safety, unemployment benefits, stimulus payments, and evictions.

Know Your Rights: Employment (CAIR-MA)

Learn about your rights when faced with anti-Muslim discrimination on the job, working with your employer so you can practice your religion, and when to take legal action.

An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices (CAIR)

The information contained in this guide is designed to assist employers in formulating and implementing policies that will help create a culturally-sensitive workplace environment.

Know Your Rights: Housing (CAIR-MA)

Fair Housing laws protect both tenants and homeowners from discrimination when finding housing and harassment after you move in.

Know Your Rights:
Hate Crimes & Harassment (CAIR-MA)

Learn about the laws that protect Massachusetts Muslims from hate crimes and harassment, what you can do, and how CAIR-MA can help.

2019 Civil Rights Report: Service & Empowerment (CAIR-MA)

In 2019, CAIR-Massachusetts responded to nearly 240 requests for legal assistance, advocated for Muslim voters, and educated Muslim youth to be the next generation of community leaders.

Know Your Rights: College Edition (CAIR-MA)

Information for Muslim students at Massachusetts’ many colleges and universities on religious rights and discrimination, campus activism, and off-campus issues.

Know Your Rights: Public Accommodations (CAIR-MA)

Learn about your rights to be free from discrimination or harassment in stores, public buildings, parks, and transportation.

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