Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination by Employers

By CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation

Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination by Employers SSL Draft 

Summary:
This Act generally makes it unlawful for employers to refuse to hire or fire people, or otherwise discriminate against employees, because of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, or domestic or sexual violence victim status. It requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence if those do not cause undue hardship to the operations of the employer. It allows employers to request verification of employees’ continued status within specified time frames. The Act creates a civil remedy for employee-victims denied reasonable accommodations.

Submitted as:
Hawaii
Act 206 of 2011
Status: Enacted into law in 2011. 

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