Fighting Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation
Sexual orientation discrimination involves treating an employee differently solely because of his or her sexual orientation, whether homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, straight or other.
In particular, Hawaii laws prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, for nearly all aspects of employment, including:
- During recruitment of employees or the hiring process in general
- When determining wages or benefits
- Employee evaluations and when selecting employees for promotions or raises
- When determining job duties or schedules or other aspects of a person’s terms of employment
At the Law Office of David F. Simons, we have helped individuals in Honolulu and across Hawaii fight discrimination at work. Mr. Simons, a Harvard educated attorney, has represented employees against both large and small employers, and has done so for decades.
Standing Up For Employees
It is illegal for an employer to treat you differently because of your sexual orientation. That includes termination, harassment, denial of benefits or offensive jokes.