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Promotion Could Be Adverse Employment Action
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, in Pratt v. State of Hawaii, Dept. of Public Safety, recently held: (1) a promotion that set an employee up for failure could constitute an adverse employment action for
Court Dismisses Harassment Claim, Allows Retaliation Claim to Proceed
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
In Scott v. ManTech International Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii dismissed a hostile work environment harassment claim, but allowed a claim for retaliation to proceed based on actions taken
Highlights of FY 2018 HCRC Annual Report
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (“HCRC”) published its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018. Highlights include: A total of 471 employment cases were accepted by the HCRC, a decrease from FY 2017 in which 502
HCRC Settles Reasonable Accommodation Claim with County of Maui
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The importance of understanding and complying with an employer’s reasonable accommodation obligations under disability law is underscored by a recent case settlement involving the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and the County of Maui.

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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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