The Hawaii Fair Employment Practice Law prohibits discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 378-1 et seq.). The law applies to all employers in the state regardless of size, including employment agencies and labor unions.
Disability. “Disability” is defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and other diseases are protected if the disease meets the statutory definition of a disability.
Federal law. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from basing a decision regarding recruitment, hiring, discharge, promotion, advancement, or the other terms and conditions of employment on the knowledge or perception that a person who is otherwise qualified to perform the job has a disability. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation for an individual's disability, unless doing so creates an undue hardship on the employer.
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