Legal Information: Hawaii

Workplace Protections

Updated: 
October 5, 2016

Do I have the right to take time off from my job to deal with domestic violence against me or a family member?

Yes. If you or your minor child is the victim of domestic or sexual violence, you have the right to take unpaid days off from work to deal with matters related to the violence.  If your employer has 50 or more employees, you can take up to 30 unpaid days off from work in a calendar year.  If your employer has less than 50 employees, you can to take up to 5 days off per calendar year.

*H.R.S. § 378-72(a)