Hawaii Civil Rights Laws
Below you will find state-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including whether private civil rights actions are permitted, applicable statutes of limitations, and pertinent code provisions. Click on the links below for state-specific civil rights laws.
|Code Section||378-1, et seq. (Employment); 515-1, et seq. (Housing); 489-1, et seq. (Public Accommodations)|
|Agency||Employment, Housing, Public Accommodations: Civil Rights Commission|
|Private Action Permitted?||Employment: No; Housing: Yes, with exceptions; Public Accommodations: Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Employment: Yes; Housing: Yes; Public Accommodations: Yes|
|Statute of Limitations||Employment: 90 days; Housing: 1 yr.; Public Accommodations: Not specified|
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