Legal Information: Hawaii

Workplace Protections

November 2, 2023

What rights does this law give to victims of abuse?

If you or your minor child is the victim of domestic or sexual violence, this law gives you 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 five days off per calendar year.

Under the law, your “minor child” not only includes your biological or adopted child but also your foster child, step-child, or legal ward who is under age 18.2

1 H.R.S. § 378-72(a)
2 H.R.S. § 378-71

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