Nonprofit That Employs Workers With Disabilities Files Complaint Against Greenway

FIGMENT takes place along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Boston nonprofit for people with disabilities that lost its contract to maintain the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway park has filed a discrimination complaint with the state.

The president of Work Inc. said in the complaint to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that the Greenway Conservancy, which oversees the park, "unlawfully severed its longstanding relationship with Work Inc." based on the nonprofit's "association with and support of disabled persons and workers."

Work Inc. is seeking unspecified damages after losing its contract and being replaced by a for-profit company.

Work Inc. workers cleaned up trash, moved snow and power-washed the park, among other duties.

The Greenway Conservancy in a statement said Work Inc.'s allegations "are false and misrepresent their working relationship with the conservancy."


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