§8-205-1 - Statement of purpose.

§8-205-1 Statement of purpose. Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, or marital status is a basic right guaranteed by federal and state laws. The purpose of this chapter is to establish policies for filing and resolving complaints regarding alleged violations of the right to nondiscrimination as protected by federal and state laws. Unless otherwise stated in this chapter, the relief and review process is set forth in chapter 8-210.2.

The policies contained in this chapter are not exclusive. Any remedy available at law is available in addition to these policies. The policies in this chapter are intended to effectuate an informal and expeditious resolution of a complaint alleging violation of the right to nondiscrimination.

[Eff 8/7/93; am 1/2/96; am and comp 05/24/2010] (Auth: HRS §§296-19, 312-1) (Imp: 29 U.S.C. §§794, 706; 20 U.S.C. §1405; 34 C.F.R. §104; Hawaii Const., Art. I, §§1, 2; HRS §§296-19, 296-61, 368-1, 378-2; HRS Chapter 489)

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