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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
EEOC Updates: Increased Penalties, FY 2018 Enforcement Data, EEO-1 Data Collection
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
EEOC Increases Monetary Penalty On March 21, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a final rule, adjusting its civil monetary penalty for violations of the notice-posting requirements in
9th Circuit: Salvation Army Can Discriminate Based on Religion and End Interactive Process
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a published decision, held: (1) Title VII’s religious organization exemption barred retaliation and hostile work environment claims against the Salvation Army because they were
Hawaii TSA Supervisors to Receive Compensatory Damages and Job Transfers
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has resolved three related whistleblower retaliation cases alleging that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supervisory employees were geographically reassigned after making
EEOC’s 2017 Enforcement Statistics Give Insight into Most Common Claims Raised in Hawaii
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its analysis of the 84,254 charges of workplace discrimination that were filed during the 2017 fiscal year (running from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017).
Aloha Auto Group Settles EEOC Retaliation Case
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Aloha Auto Group, Ltd. will pay $30,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit for retaliatory discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that an employee,
Hawaii Sales Agent Fails to Close the Deal on a Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Hilton Grand Vacations sales agent cannot proceed on a claim that he was terminated in retaliation for complaining of discrimination in violation of the Hawaii Whistleblower Protection Act (HWPA).

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