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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.



2017 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience will be held April 8 - 16. Join Us as we 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. Travel on a state-of-the-art bus equipped with WiFi. Download Detailed Flyer with attached mail-in registration form.

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Annual MLK Birthday Tribute and Celebration Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee held it's Annual Birthday Tribute and Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January, 16, 2017, 3:30 p.m. This year’s tribute and celebration focused on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  relentless pursuit for justice. We were  excited to showcase a diverse group of talented performers who continued King’s legacy of justice through music, word and dance. This event was held at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852. Check back soon to see the winners of the Literary Contest and the Children of the Dream and Humanitarian awards winners recognized at this event. See photos from this event here.  

See complete listing of Montgomery County Human Rights Events 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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2016 Black History Month Black History Month. Students from the fourth grade class of teacher Melinda Nwoye at Stedwick Elementary School in Gaithersburg helped the Montgomery County Council on Dec. 13 recognize the annual celebration of Human Rights Day by showing the video they created called “The Lie.”  The video features students of various races and nationalities stressing that people of all nationalities should respect each other and that they are not different just because of their heritage.  Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Craig Rice led the ceremonies in Rockville, which were also joined by James Stowe, the director of the County’s Office of Human Rights, and Stedwick Principal Margaret Pastor. The video of the Council Proclamation Presentaion can be viewed at .



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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