Frederick County prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin (including language), and religion. Anyone who has a complaint should contact the Frederick County Division of Human Resources at 301-600-1070 or by email. A Discrimination Complaint Form is also available online. A complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days of the alleged occurrence or when the alleged discrimination became known to the complainant.
Frederick County, Maryland complies with federal civil rights laws and is committed to providing its programs and services without discrimination in accordance with:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including language).
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
Title IX of the Educations Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.
Frederick County further assures that every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs or activities, including public-facing programs and services.
In the event that the Frederick County contracts to distribute federal aid funds to another entity, Title VI language will be included in all written agreements and the recipient will be monitored for compliance.
The Frederick County Human Resources Division Director, as designated in the Plan, is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities (including public-facing programs and services), preparing required reports and other responsibilities required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation 21.
If you think that Frederick County, Maryland has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way based on race, color, national origin (including language), sex, age or religion, you may file a written complaint to: Division of Human Resources Wayne Howard, Director of Human Resources 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701 Discrimination.Complaint@frederickcountymd.gov
Information and Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency: Frederick County, Maryland provides free language services, such as qualified foreign language interpreters and information written in other languages, to ensure meaningful access to programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. If you need these services, please contact the Human Resources Director as outlined below: Division of Human Resources Wayne Howard, Director of Human Resources 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701 Human_Resources@FrederickCountyMD.gov 301-600-1070
Information and Services for Persons with Disabilities: Frederick County, Maryland provides free aids and services, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, etc.), to communicate effectively with persons with disabilities.
Requests or complaints related to disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator by any of these methods: Division of Citizen Services Christine Kay, Division Director of Citizen Services 401 Sagner Ave., Frederick, MD 21701 ADA@frederickcountymd.gov 301-600-1454 MD Relay-TTY numbers: 711 or 800-735-2258
A formal complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days of the alleged occurrence or when the alleged discrimination became known to the complainant. The complaint must meet the following requirements:
Complaints must be in writing and signed by the complainant(s).
Complaints must include the name, address, and telephone number of each complainant.
Complaints must include the date of the alleged act(s) of discrimination (date when the complainant(s) became aware of the alleged discrimination; or the date on which the conduct was discontinued or the latest instance of the conduct).
Complaints must present a detailed description of the issues, including names, perceived as parties in the action complained against.