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November 28, 2017

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Association News

2018 AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators

Register today to reserve your spot for the Atlanta Institute in April or the Whistler Institute in July. 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

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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.

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Headline News

Conyers Steps Down from Key Committee amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations by his former staffers. >> Read more

Pentagon Reports Increase in Misconduct Complaints Against Senior Officials

The Pentagon inspector general's report found that the number of allegations looked at by the IG against senior Department of Defense officials "has increased over the past several years." >> Read more

House of Cards Extends Production Hiatus amid Investigation into Kevin Spacey Sexual Misconduct Claims

Spacey, 58, was accused by some members of the House of Cards production crew of on-set sexual misconduct, the show's production company, Media Rights Capital, confirmed to ABC News. >> Read more

Canadian News

Memorial University Hires Outside Investigator to Tackle Harassment, Bullying Concerns

A decision to engage an outside assessor was approved by the university's president. The assessor will be named shortly. >> Read more

Court services unit rife with gossip, favouritism, and lack of leadership and trust, report finds. >> Read more

Mohawk College Investigating 'FHRITP' Harassment of TV Reporter 

CHCH reporter Britt Dixon was reporting on students returning to class following a five-week college faculty strike and said last week on Twitter that a male student yelled a lewd comment behind her in the middle of an interview. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

For LGBTQ People of Color, Discrimination Compounds

Nancy Haque's parents understood discrimination — after moving to the U.S. from Bangladesh, they endured threats, even glass under the tires of the family car. But Haque says the discrimination she faces as a queer woman is different. >> Read more

Recent Headlines Demonstrate Need for Effective Anti-Harassment Program

More than 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1986 decision recognizing a hostile environment civil rights claim, it’s hard to believe we have just reached a major tipping point in our society regarding this form of prohibited sex discrimination. >> Read more

Workplace Investigations: Tips for Employers and Employees

Canadian employers have faced a significant increase in workplace harassment claims since the Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA) was amended last fall. >> Read more

U.S. Regional News

Internal Review: Iowa Legislators Made Sexual Comments on Senate Floor

At least one Senate Republican caucus staff member made sexually suggestive comments to others and multiple GOP senators have spoken on the Senate floor about sexual preference, an internal review released Friday shows. >> Read more

Rutgers to Hold Sexual Harassment Workshops in New Brunswick

The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations will hold two professional workshops designed to help employers prevent workplace sexual harassment, out serial offenders, and support victims. >> Read more

Justice Department Threatens to Sue Harvard in Admissions Probe

The Department of Justice has opened a probe into the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies and is threatening to sue unless Harvard turns over documents by a Dec. 1 deadline, according to correspondence obtained by NPR. >> 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 29, 2017
Sydney Local Circle Meeting

December 1, 2017
West LA Local Circle Meeting

December 5, 2017
San Francisco Bay Local Circle

December 6, 2017
Melbourne Local Circle Meeting

December 13, 2017
 Toronto Local Circle Meeting

December 13, 2017
San Diego Local Circle Meeting — Holiday Happy Hour

January 17, 2018
Silicon Valley Local Circle Meeting

January 29, 2018
2018 Institute: Santa Barbara, California — Waitlist

April 30, 2018
2018 Institute: Atlanta, Georgia

July 23, 2018
2018 Institute: Whistler, Canada

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Atlanta Training Institute Early Registration Deadline

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Whistler Training Institute Early Registration Deadline

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