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September 16, 2020 In The News

Putting a worker on paid leave soon after she blew the whistle can be enough to establish a case under Hawaii’s law. But legal elements can be hard to prove.

 
The Department of Health’s decision to put on leave a staff case investigator who exposed flaws in the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing program that led to a program overhaul and the departure of the state health director is raising questions about retaliation.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update

 
September 15, 2020
 
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September 14, 2020 Page

COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update

 
September 14, 2020
 
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September 11, 2020 Page

COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update

 
September 11, 2020
 
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September 10, 2020 In The News
Hawaii Department of Health whistleblower Jennifer Smith, the epidemiologist who was suspended with pay on Friday after speaking out about the understaffing of COVID-19 contact tracers, says the DOH fostered a “toxic” culture of fear that impeded the work of investigators trying to stop the spread of disease in the community.

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