The Hawaii Fair Employment Practice (FEP) Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, including discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
The Law covers all public and private employers regardless of size (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 378-1 et seq.).
With the exception of the leave and accommodation requirements discussed below, the general rule is that women affected by pregnancy or related conditions must be treated the same for employment-related purposes as employees with other types of temporary disabilities.
Enforcement. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission enforces the rules regarding pregnancy discrimination.