Sunila Thomas George
Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Sunila Thomas-George was appointed as a Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) in November, 2007 by Governor Deval Patrick. As a Commissioner, Ms. Thomas-George is responsible for the administration, adjudication, and education of civil rights matters for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
She serves as the Investigating Commissioner on a majority of the investigative cases filed at the Commission and holds public hearings on cases found to have probable cause. She is certified as a trainer in areas of discrimination and sexual harassment, and also mediates cases for the Commission. She also serves as a faculty presenter in many seminars and panels with the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and is a frequent guest speaker with many of the local and state Bar Associations.
Ms. Thomas-George also serves on the Advisory Board for the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB). Ms. Thomas-George is the recipient of the 2001 Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and received the 2004 Executive Branch Award for Excellence in Government Legal Services.
She is a graduate of Wheaton College (BA) and Western New England University School of Law (JD).
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