Effective January 1, 2012, Hawaii has strengthened its employment discrimination laws to include provisions prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence.
In additional to providing leave of absense from work, the law requires employers to make “reasonable effort” to accomodate the special needs of employees affected by domestic or sexual violence.
The new state law protects employees and prospective employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence, as well as those who have a minor child who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence.
We have updated the Hawaii Labor Law Posters we offer to reflect these changes. They are available for purchase at the link below