Honolulu Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Hawaii Law
Both Hawaii and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. An equal opportunity for hiring and advancement opportunities in Honolulu for persons with disabilities is afforded by these laws. Employers are required by disbility laws to make reasonable accomodations for disabled persons to perform their tasks.
Hawaii Employment for the Disabled
Discriminating against the disabled is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is a government agency or a private company. An employer in Hawaii might not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they might advance in their position.
As long as the costs are reasonable, Honolulu employers are required to provide workers who have disabilities with any special equipment they need for completing tasks. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to persons with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Honolulu?
Many attorneys in Honolulu have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. It can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help guide you should difficulties come up.
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Life in Honolulu
Honolulu means "place of shelter" and serves as just that for thousands of tourists each year. Nearly 375,000 Hawaiians call Honolulu home. That large population makes the city the most populous in the entire State of Hawaii. As the largest city in one of the U.S.'s most popular vacation states, there are diplomatic facilities of Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, and the Marshall Islands among others. Honolulu is the Capital of the State of Hawaii. Consequently, Honolulu is home to many of the government facilities including the City of Honolulu and Honolulu County as well as Federal instillations like the Federal Detention Center, Honolulu. The prison is a temporary holding place for no more than 1,000 inmates awaiting trial and is located just across from the Honolulu International Airport.
Downtown Honolulu is home to Hawaii's tallest building, the First Hawaiian Center, as well as the Hawaii Pacific University campus. The Honolulu Arts District and Waikiki are the most popular attractions among tourists. The arts district rests on the eastern edge of Honolulu's Chinatown. The Arts District is home to lots of cultural institutions like the Hawaii Theatre, galleries, and venues for performing arts and music. Waikiki is one of the most popular tourist districts and home to the Ala Moana Center which is the worlds largest open air shopping center. The district also has a number of other shops and eateries that cater to tourists and locals alike.