message MCAD‏ From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sat 7/17/10 3:59 PM To: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 Phone: (617) 994-6000 Fax: (617) 994-6024 MCAD DOCKET NUMBER: IOBPAOl740 EEOC/HUD CHARGE NUMBER: FILING DATE: 07/13/10 VIOLATION DATE: 07/03/10 Name of Aggrieved Person or Organization: Paul Chelsea, MA 02150 Named is the employer, labor organization, employment agency, or state/local government agency who discriminated against me: Boston Harbor Hotel Attn: Director of Human Resources 70 Rowes Warf Boston, MA 02110 No, of Employees: 20 + Work Location: Cause of Discrimination based on: Disability (perceived Mental Il1ness The particulars are: I, Paul a, the Complainant believe that I was discriminated against by Boston Harbor Hotel, on the basis of Disability. This is in violation ofM.G.L. 272 Section 98. I. I am a member of the Boston Harbor Sailing Club. The club requires a minimum of two people on a boat. 2. The club has a launch and a call box in Rowe's Wharf to enable club members to access the boats. 3. On July 3, 2010, I was unsuccessful in looking for a second crewmate, so I held up a sign stating that I am looking for crew to go sailing at the public walkway in front of the launch and call box. This walkway abuts the Boston Harbor Hotel. 4. The hotel security guard approached me and told me to take the sign down and leave the property. He informed me that I was trespassing. I explained that I belong to the boat club which has a launch in that wharf, and that I was not trespassing. The guard stated that the boat club is in Charlestown, and that there was no launch in that wharf. Despite the fact that I identified the launch and the call box, he flatly denied that there was any launch. 5. Many club members utilize this launch, and it is common knowledge that the launch belongs to the club. I invited the security guard to approach the call box so that I could show him that it was labeled "Boston Harbor SaHing Club" and that I was on the walkway for a legitimate reason. He then proceeded to say to me, "You are retarded." 6. The altercation became heated, and he pushed me into the dome structure in the walkway. We tousled for some time, and I swung at him in self-defense. He pushed me to the ground. I believe that the physical altercation was recorded on the hotel surveillance cameras. 7. While he had me on the ground, the guard told one of his co-workers to call the police. The police told me to leave the premises, but did not complete a report.