Sustainability workshop set
KAHULUI - A workshop for business leaders interested in incorporating principles of sustainability into their organizations will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The State Workforce Development Council, under the State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) and job training grant, will be conducting workshops across the state.
The workshop is primarily for managers, human resources professionals and business owners.
It will be led by Scott Cooney, an adjunct professor of sustainability in the master's of business administration program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business and Shanah Trevenna, president of the Sustainability Association of Hawaii.
The workshop will include four sessions:
* Sustainability 101 for business.
* Communications for sustainability.
* Opportunities for sustainability.
* Engaging the green workforce.
The workshop includes local coffee and lunch. Cost is $29, but fees may apply.
For more information and to register, go to the website www.sesphawaii.com/workshop.
Pumping mother sues clinic
HILO - The former nursing director of a Big Island clinic claims in a lawsuit she was fired for pumping breast milk for her infant.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday Amanda Opoku-Boachie's wrongful termination lawsuit claims she was fired from Bay Clinic for expressing breast milk at work.
She filed a state Civil Rights Commission complaint, which was later closed due to insufficient evidence. She says she was told she was fired for "unprofessional behavior."
The chairwoman of the clinic's board of directors says the suit is meritless.
Former Medical Director Dr. Fatima Phillips claims she was forced to resign after reporting physicians were overprescribing painkillers. She's also suing over wrongful termination. Her suit claims she told the human resources director firing Opoku-Boachie violated state law allowing mothers to pump at work.