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EEO - Retaliation: Hawaii

EEO - Retaliation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing


  • Like federal law, the Hawaii Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits retaliation against individuals who file complaints of discrimination or harassment under state law, or against individuals who participate in EEO investigations. See Hawaii Law Against Retaliation.
  • Hawaii law provides higher damages than federal law. See Damages.
  • Individuals may be held personally liable for retaliation. See Liability.