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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 ...
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A job applicant looking for work was chilled from applying when she saw a job posting and a Craigslist advertisement seeking “UH students.”  The Hearings Examiner granted the Executive Director’s motion for summary judgment against Morning Hill Foods, doing business as Mana Bu’s, finding that the Craigslist advertisement and the job postings in the window ...
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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, ...
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  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 ...
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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 ...
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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