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December 5, 2017

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2018 AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators

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Headline News

NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

The fast-moving national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace toppled another television news star last week when NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of its most profitable franchise, Today, after an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a subordinate. >> Read more

Federal Agency Calls on Congress to Pass LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Law

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent agency tasked with developing and enhancing federal civil rights laws, released a report on Nov. 29 outlining the "long, serious and pervasive history" of employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and called for federal legislation to address the issue. >> Read more

Congress Grapples with Sexual Harassment as it Votes to Require Workplace Training

The House passed an amendment to its own rules to require workplace harassment training for members and staff in each session of Congress, a move congressional leaders described as a first step. >> Read more

Canadian News

Producer for Vancouver-Shot TV Shows Fired amid Harassment Allegations

Warner Bros. Television Group says it has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately, and is “committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.” >> Read more

On Oct. 25, McGill University announced the launch of an investigation into whether anti-Semitism was present at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Fall General Assembly (GA). >> Read more

Uber Hack: NDP Requests Formal Investigation into Breach

The NDP is calling on Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien to open a formal investigation after the ride-hailing service Uber admitted earlier this week it covered up a hack that compromised the personal information of 57 million users and drivers last year. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

Concerns about Sexual Harassment Higher than in 1998

Amid a barrage of news about sexual harassment in Hollywood and elsewhere, more Americans today consider sexual harassment in the workplace a major problem than did two decades ago. >> Read more

Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records amid Discrimination Inquiry

Harvard University has agreed to turn over years of confidential applicant and student records to the United States Justice Department, which has opened an aggressive investigation into whether the university has systematically discriminated against Asian-American applicants, officials said Friday. >> Read more

Is #MeToo You, Too? If You Have or Are Being Sexually Harassed at Work, You Have Rights.

In the past few weeks, following the allegations against Hollywood producer and director Harvey Weinstein, victims of sexual harassment have been coming forward. The #MeToo campaign was started by Tarana Burke. >> Read more

U.S. Regional News

Justice Department Sues Springfield, Illinois, for Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, alleges that Springfield’s zoning code treats small group homes for persons with disabilities less favorably than similarly-situated housing for people without disabilities. >> Read more

California Assembly Setting up Confidential Hotline for Sexual Harassment Complaints

As advocates and some lawmakers urge the California Legislature to overhaul its sexual harassment policies, the Assembly may soon establish a confidential hotline for reporting misconduct and begin tracking complaints. >> Read more

State GOP Leaders to Hand off Sexual Harassment Investigation to Ethics Commission

Republican House leaders will turn over their investigation of sexual harassment claims against four of their colleagues to the Legislative Ethics Commission, which has the power to subpoena witnesses and evidence. >> 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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