Hawaii

Code Section
378-61, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate because employee or their representative reports or is about to report to public body a violation or suspected violation of law or rule or is requested by public body to participate in a hearing, investigation, inquiry, or court action unless employee knows report is false

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Civil action: injunction, actual damages or both within 2 yrs. after violation. Court remedies: reinstatement, back pay, full reinstatement of benefits and seniority rights, actual damages and any other appropriate relief as well as court costs and attorney’s fees

Penalties
Person: fine, minimum $500, maximum $5,000 for each violation


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