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Supervisor shielded from bias lawsuit, court rules

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 14, 2014

~~<p>Workers and supervisors are not considered employers and cannot be held personally liable for unlawful workplace discrimination practices, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that drew attention from both business and civil rights organizations.</p>
<p>The court's 4-1 ruling involved a discrimination lawsuit by Gerard Lales, who was fired from his sales job in 2002 at Wholesale Motors Co.</p>
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Workers and supervisors are not considered employers and cannot be held personally liable for unlawful workplace discrimination practices, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that drew attention from both business and civil rights organizations.

The court's 4-1 ruling involved a discrimination lawsuit by Gerard Lales, who was fired from his sales job in 2002 at Wholesale Motors Co. Login for more...



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