Haw. Rev. Stat. § 46-180

Current through 2023 Legislative Session
Section 46-180 - Relief from retaliatory actions
(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any employee, contractor, or agent shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make that employee, contractor, or agent whole, if that employee, contractor, or agent is discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, contract, or agency relationship because of lawful acts done by the employee, contractor, agent, or associated others in furtherance of an action under section 46-175 or other efforts to stop or address any conduct described in section 46-171(a).
(b) Relief under subsection (a) shall include reinstatement with the same seniority status that the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but for the discrimination, two times the amount of back pay, interest on the back pay, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, including litigation costs and reasonable attorney's fees. An action for relief from retaliatory actions under subsection (a) may be brought in the appropriate court of this State for the relief provided in this part.
(c) An action for relief from retaliatory actions under subsection (a) shall be brought within three years of the retaliatory conduct upon which the action is based.

HRS § 46-180

Added by L 2012, c 294, § I-1, eff. 7/10/2012.