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The Office of Human Rights investigates incidents of hate/violence and complaints of discrimination. Victims of hate/violence crimes can seek compensation for replacement of property through the County's Partnership Fund, administered by the Office of Human Rights.

Employer's Information Employer’s Corner: Employment Laws, Compliance Requirements, Forms, Notices and Legislation for use and reference by employers. This section will be updated as revisions and changes warrant. Highlights and reminders of significant dates and deadlines will also be included. Learn More Here.


Committee on Hate/Violence. The duties of the Hate/Violence Committee are to develop and distribute information about hate/violence, promote educational activities that demonstrate the positive value of ethnic and social diversity; advise the County Council, the County Executive, and County agencies about hate/violence in the County, and recommend such policies, programs, legislation, or regulations as it finds necessary to reduce the incidences of acts of hate/violence. Learn More.


One Stop Fair Housing Shop One-Stop Fair Housing  Shop, A Fair Housing Educational Forum, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8;30 am – 1:00 pm, Silver Spring Civic Building. Learn about disability and reasonable accommodation provisions, common ownership community requirements, current regulations and legal updates. See Flyer for complete details.  
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Friendship Picnic, Bringing Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths.  Sunday, September 17, 2017. See Flyer for Details.   Register Early!

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Communities United Against Hate. Please join us Sunday, April 23, 4:30 pm– 7:00 pm at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for the launch of Communities United Against Hate. Keynote Speaker will be the Honorable Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General and a Panel on Combating Hate and Bigotry in Today’s Era representing various human rights oranizations. Participate in the Volunteer Fair, an opportunity to meet and learn about organizations working to combat hate at the county, state, and national levels.  

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Compliance Do You Know Your Rights? We Are Here To Help. If you feel you have been discriminated in employment; real estate; housing; public accommodations; intimidation; race; gender identity; color; religious creed; genetic status; age; disability; or sexual orientation contact the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450. Inquries and/or questions concerning possible violations can also be made by calling 311.

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2017 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience held April 8 - 16. The participants of this hour will embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience travelling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.   We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement. Among other numerous sites, we will visit the Lorraine Motel, Central High School, the home of Medgar Evers and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. 

Check back soon for photos from this exciting educational experience. 



Faith Community Advisory Council

Montgomery County, Faith Community  Advisory Council Notes and Events.  The upcoming events provide new opportunities for crossing the bridge from separation to communication and a cherished sense of community.  Read more here .





Montgomery County Office of Human Rights · 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · MD Relay: 7-1-1

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