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Harassment: Hawaii

Harassment 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


  • Hawaii law provides greater protections and higher damages than federal law. See Hawaii Law Against Harassment.
  • Hawaii's law is enforced by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. See Hawaii Law Against Harassment.
  • Harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are automatically filed with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, and vice versa. See Filing Procedures.
  • Sexual harassment complainants may bypass the agency procedures and file their claims directly in state court within two years of the last incident. See Filing Procedures.
  • Individuals may be held personally liable for harassment. See Liability.