17 posts Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:18 PM 1. Who is the best defense attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii, in regards to harassment, discrimination, and repeated threats type of case? 2. If a claim to the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission is submitted, but may take a few years to complete, do I need to request a "right to sue" letter? It's been over 3 months since I submitted the form, and I only received a call today. (Funny thing about it was that he called on his cell and then had no land line by his computer, when his battery died. And he asked how much I made hourly. Though the HCRC confirmed he was an employee.)
When they (HCRC) asked what I would want in compensation, the only thing I wanted was to prevent harassment in the workplace. I am tired of seeing people who bully and harass others being promoted. But how do you enforce something like that? I mean they can always lie and say they will and don't. So, how do you force a conglomerate and everyone who was a part of it to stop?
58,017 posts Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:25 AM This isn't a Honolulu-based labor law board. I'm afraid you'd need to do your own research.
I can't imagine a claim to your state's equivalent of the EEOC would "take a few years to complete." Naturally, an attorney would want to be mindful of any statute of limitations and seek a right to sue letter if it's believed the SOL was in danger of running out.
Naturally, I presume your complaint involved unlawful harassment (not all "bully[ing] and harass[ment]" is unlawful). "So, how do you force a conglomerate and everyone who was a part of it to stop?" The way to enforce is to have people file complaints/lawsuits. Unless/until the employer believes it's more cost effective and beneficial to knock off an unlawful practice, they'll feel free to keep doing it. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not http://theworkerscompensationdirectory.com/ fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/228256-questions/