Office Management & HR

Learn more about the resources available for Office & HR.

Restrictions on Firing Employees in Hawaii

Filed under Office & HR.

Employers in Hawaii are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Hawaii laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • require an employee to take a polygraph test
  • fire an employee who refuses to work in unsafe conditions
  • fail to allow employees time off to vote
  • fail to allow employees to respond to a summons or to be a witness
  • fail to pay employees for serving on jury duty
  • fire for union activity
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • violate protections for reservists or veterans
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a safety complaint, reporting a violation of law, or filing a wage claim
  • fire an employee for having wages garnished
  • fire an employee for using family leave

Need Help?


Our experts are always available M-F 8:00-7:00 CT.

800-981-7183
Cookies.com's Video