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November 7, 2017

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Association News

Workplace Investigation Basics Seminars

This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. Space is still available in the November seminars held in Orange County and Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, BC. >> Read more

AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators – Register Today

The Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc., invites you to join us for a unique opportunity to network and learn with workplace investigators from around the world. In keeping with our mission to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations, we are proud to offer the intensive Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, the gold standard in our industry. This training includes a four-day accredited course followed by a half-day series of assessments, with a certificate for students who pass the tests. >> Read more

Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2018 AWI Annual Conference, October 10-13 in San Francisco, California at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Stay tuned for more details.

Headline News

Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation

Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia's intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. >> Read more

At NPR, Oreskes Harassment Scandal Leaves Deep Wounds

Inside NPR, there is dissatisfaction with CEO Jarl Mohn and his delayed action against the network's head of news Michael Oreskes. >> Read more 

6 Women Accuse Hollywood Producer Brett Ratner of Sexual Harassment or Misconduct: Report

The accusers, who include actors Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn, described alleged encounters that took place between the 1990s and early 2000s. >> Read more

Canadian News

Prison Guards Accused of Using Inmates as Weapons to Cover up Alleged Sexual Harassment

Officials suspend at least 7 people without pay amid investigation. >> Read more

In its recent decision on sexual harassment complaints at Regina’s city-run landfill, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board had some harsh words for the union involved and the city. >> Read more

Woman at Centre of Sask. NDP Sexual Harassment Investigation Wants Premier to Stop Citing Her Story

For the past two days, Brad Wall has raised allegations made by Rylee Schuhmacher to respond to questions from interim Opposition leader Nicole Sarauer on the Global Transportation Hub. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

A Look at Workplace Policies Meant to Prevent Sexual Harassment

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to attorney and AWI founder Amy Oppenheimer about what kinds of policies can prevent sexual harassment in the workplace — and whether the ones already implemented have done any good. >> Read more

Lawyers Explain what the Restaurant Industry Needs to Do to Protect Women

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations facing celebrity chef John Besh and his restaurant group, there’s now a spotlight on the restaurant industry’s toxic kitchen culture. >> Read more

The Conspiracy of Inaction on Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Many schools had tolerated sexual molestation for decades. Administrators whose most solemn responsibility was protecting children instead chose to look the other way and protect child abusers. >> Read more

U.S. Regional News

Kentucky House Speaker Steps Down after Sexual Harassment Allegations

Kentucky Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover resigned from his position Sunday amid sexual harassment allegations, saying he had made "mistakes." >> Read more

Related Story

Independent Investigation Ordered into Latvala Allegations

Florida State Senate President Joe Negron on Saturday ordered an independent investigation into sexual-misconduct allegations against Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala after the Senate’s top lawyer recused herself from the probe. >> Read more

Writers Theatre Investigates Alleged Sexual Harassment by Halberstam

Writers Theatre in north suburban Glencoe, Ill., is investigating a claim that its longtime artistic director, Michael Halberstam, was involved in sexual harassment, the theater’s board of directors said Sunday. >> Read more

In this Issue
  1. Association News
  2. Headline News
  3. Canadian News
  4. Features & Analysis
  5. U.S. Regional News

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Upcoming Events

November 9, 2017
Orange County Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

November 9, 2017
CAWI/AWI Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

November 9, 2017
CAWI Wine and Cheese Mixer

November 14, 2017
Seattle Local Circle Meeting

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Workplace Investigations Basics Seminar

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Local Circle Networking Reception

November 16, 2017
Nashville Local Circle Meeting

November 17, 2017
San Fernando Valley Local Circle Meeting

November 29, 2017
Sydney Local Circle Meeting

December 1, 2017
West LA Local Circle Meeting

December 6, 2017
Melbourne Local Circle Meeting

December 6, 2017
Silicon Valley Local Circle Meeting

January 29, 2018
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April 30, 2018
2018 Institute: Atlanta, Georgia

July 23, 2018
2018 Institute: Whistler, Canada

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