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This case arose from a declaratory relief action brought by a parent to determine whether a failure to provide an accommodation for a child regarding a grade level placement exam for Hawaiʻi Technology Academy was disability discrimination pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 368-1.5. The statute states “No otherwise qualified individual in the State shall, ...
Read More Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Limits Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission Jurisdiction under H.R.S. § 368-1.5

  The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) and the County of Maui today announced the settlement of a complaint alleging the denial of a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability. For more information click here

2017 Annual Public Training

             HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION LINDA HAMILTON KRIEGER CHAIR WILLIAM D. HOSHIJO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2017 STATE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION DECRIES THREAT AGAINST HAWAIʻI JEWISH PRESCHOOL And Anti-Semitic and Anti-Immigrant Attacks Nationally  HONOLULU – On behalf of the Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission, Chair Linda Hamilton Krieger ...
Read More State Civil Rights Commission Decries Threats Against Hawaii Jewish Preschool

PRESS RELEASE – November 29, 2016 State Civil Rights Commission Calls on Hawai`i to Oppose National Trend of Discriminatory Harassment

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) issued a final decision and order holding the Research Institute for Hawaii USA (RIH), and its CEO Christopher Damon Haig, liable for religious and sexual harassment and discrimination against their former executive director Kay Lorraine Bate. HCRC Executive Director William Hoshijo and complainant Bate’s legal team applauded ...
Read More State Civil Rights Commission Issues Decision in Religious Harassment Case

For the decision click here.

Press Release – May 7, 2014 State Agencies Remind Health Care Providers About Rights and Obligations For Patients who Are Deaf

Press Packet-Health care providers’ obligation to provide sign language interpretation to patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind to ensure effective communication

Guidance for Healthcare Providers in Ensuring Effective Communication