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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.


Employment Laws Update & Information Breakfast, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Come and learn what you need to know about new and emerging Employment Laws & Regulations. Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be provided. This event is presented by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission.  See Flyer for Details.

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2017 Juneteenth CelebrationJuneteenth Celebration, Friday, June 16, 2017, BlackRock Center for the Arts. Bring your family to an evening jam-packed with entertainment, inspiration, education and good food! Join us as we celebrate the commemoration of the events of June 19-1865 – the day Union Major General Gordon Granger officially declared that the institution of slavery was dead. His announcement came after the official issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln.  See flyer for details.

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Montgomery County Friendship Picnic SAVE THE DATE!  
Montgomery County Friendship Picnic, Bringing Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths, Sunday, September 17, 2017 , Wheaton Regional Park, 1 pm - 5 pm

Join Us for a FREE Fun-Filled Afternoon. This event is endorsed and supported by the Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence (COHV), Office of Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission.    See Flyer for Details Register Early!

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On the same day that some residents remembered the millions of lives lost due to hate during the Holocaust, a new group standing up against bigotry launched. The Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) of Montgomery County held its first rally at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Sunday evening. “We’re bringing people together,” said Paul Tiao, president of CUAH Montgomery County. “People who have been deeply involved in fighting discrimination, addressing hate incidents and hate crimes; we’re putting them together to work collaboratively to fight this problem more effectively.” Read More Here.


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 Tour The Vision! The MoCo Pride Center will be a 501c3 organization designed to serve the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community and its allies in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The vision of the MoCo Pride Center is to be the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in our county. Our proposed mission is to organize, support, educate, and provide outreach to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Learn More About Us!

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Upcoming Event! The Montgomery County LGBTQ Social, Sunday, May 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. See Flyer for details.



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.
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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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