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On March 17, 2020, Governor David Ige advised all non-essential State of Hawai‘i workers to stay at home for fifteen (15) days, in order to avoid potential transmission of COVID-19.  This is subject to change.  At this time, we are closed.  We are not receiving messages,  email, facsimiles or telephone calls.  Please contact us when ...
Read More THE HAWAI‘I CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION IS CLOSED IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

  HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION   WILLIAM D. HOSHIJO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2019   STATE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION SETTLES DISCRIMINATION CASE WITH CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) today announced the settlement of a complaint alleging employment discrimination by the Honolulu Police ...
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Hawaii Civil Rights Commission offers 2019 public training Civil Rights at Work: Worker Rights & Employer Best Practices   On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC), in collaboration with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will present a public training on state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the ...
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National Fair Housing Month-April 2019

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in News

April is national Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act, passed to prevent discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1968.   This legislation and Hawai`i state laws prohibit any discriminatory practices in the sale, rental, financing, or advertising ...
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HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION WILLIAM D. HOSHIJO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2019 HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION DECIDES FAIR HOUSING CASE $95,000 Awarded in Gender Identity Discrimination Case HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission today announced that it issued a final decision and order in in a housing discrimination case on November ...
Read More STATE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION DECIDES FAIR HOUSING GENDER IDENTITY DISCRIMINATION CASE

      HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION LINDA HAMILTON KRIEGER CHAIR WILLIAM D. HOSHIJO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 STATE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION CHAIR EXPRESSES GRIEF AND OUTRAGE OVER ATTACK ON SYNAGOGUE HONOLULU – Linda Hamilton Krieger, chair of the Hawai’i Civil Rights Commission, today issued the following statement: The Hawaiʻi Civil ...
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HCRC-DCAB Act 217 (sb 2461) press release

2018 E Ola Pono Awards

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in News

Eight Schools Win 2018 E Ola Pono Awards April 30, 2018 HONOLULU – Organizers of the 11th Annual E Ola Pono Campaign are pleased to announce the winners in this year’s competition aimed at promoting peace, pono and respect at schools and communities throughout Hawaiʻi. Prizes were awarded to seven schools from all four Oʻahu ...
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On February 23, 2018, the Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment decision against Aloha Bed and Breakfast, which denied a room to a vacationing lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. The bed and breakfast owner claimed a religious basis for the discriminatory action.   The business claimed that ...
Read More Intermediate Court of Appeals Issues a Decision Affirming that Businesses Cannot Discriminate Based on Religious Beliefs