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NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission Offers Public Training

Posted on Nov 6, 2019 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) today announced its annual training will provide an opportunity to learn more about state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace and what workers and employers can do to fight and eliminate unlawful discrimination.

The training, presented in collaboration with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will cover topics including sexual harassment in the #Me Too era, labor, business, and public interest in eliminating discrimination in the workplace; voluntary mediation options in discrimination cases, the HCRC and EEOC processes, and tips on building respectful workplaces.

The training is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Consolidated Ward Theaters and costs $30. To register, call the Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission office at (808) 586-8636, or email Sharon Ferguson-Quick at [email protected]. To request an auxiliary aid / service or other accommodation needed due to a disability, contact Sharon Ferguson-Quick at (808) 586-8636, or email her at [email protected].

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The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission is responsible for enforcing state civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and state-funded services. If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination on any basis protected under state law, contact the HCRC at: telephone (808) 586-8636, or email [email protected].

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Media Contacts:

Robin Wurtzel

Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission

Chief Counsel

(808) 586-8636

[email protected]


Bill Kunstman

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

(808) 586-8845

[email protected]