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January 2, 2018

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Debut of the "Australasian News" Section

Happy New Year to our subscribers! The AWI Weekly is proud to announce the debut of its "Australasian News" section in this issue of the Weekly. With each issue, this section will provide links to articles of interest to workplace investigators served by AWI’s newest chapter, the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators ("AAWI"). To find out more about the chapter, readers can visit its website.

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Headline News

Chief Justice John Roberts Vows To Re-Evaluate Protections From Sexual Harassment In Courts

"Events in recent months have illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, and events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune," Roberts said in the report released Sunday. >> Read more

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Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich Accused by Dozens of Former Employees of Fostering 'Sleazy' Workplace

The accusations span 15 years and come from both women and men employed at Del Posto, Babbo, Otto, and Lupa in New York, and B&B Ristorante and CarneVino in Las Vegas. >> Read more

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment

A media company built on subversion and outlandishness was unable to create "a safe and inclusive workplace" for women, two of its founders acknowledge. >> Read more

Canadian News

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Investigating Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Charles Dutoit

"This decision is motivated by the fact that the management of the OSM has, for the first time, received at the end of yesterday afternoon a complaint of this nature," OSM said in a news release. >> Read more

City says it's complying with Ministry of Labour order to investigate. >> Read more

Sinclair's Report on Investigation of Police Board To Be Delayed

Sen. Murray Sinclair's final report on Ontario Civilian Police Commission review of Thunder Bay Police Services Board now due Aug. 31, 2018. >> Read more

Australasian News

Alexander Downer's Role in Russia Probe Revealed

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told Australian diplomat Alexander Downer in May 2016 that Russia had political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. >> Read more

Tessa Sullivan, the former councillor who has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against lord mayor Robert Doyle, says she "supports a thorough and comprehensive investigation". >> Read more

Midland Parish Priest Stands Down over 'Inappropriate Behaviour with Adults'

Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe wrote to worshippers at the Midland parish at the weekend to confirm Father Kenneth Asaba had offered his resignation after an internal investigation. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

A Huge Wave of Sexual Harassment Claims is About to Hit Congress—Hard  

The 2018 midterm elections are already shaping up to be a high stakes battle with control of Congress hanging in the balance. >> Read more

Americans Draw the Line Differently When it Comes to Sexual Harassment, New Poll Finds

While most adults surveyed agreed that intentional groping or kissing “without your consent” amounted to sexual harassment, they disagreed over a number of other actions. >> Read more

What Does 'Sexual Misconduct' Actually Mean?

The almost infinite shades of creepy misbehavior on display are challenging the legal and cultural categories used to describe them. >> Read more

U.S. Regional News

Popular Oakland Chef Charlie Hallowell Accused of Sexual Harassment  

According to the San Francisco Chronicle 17 women have come forward with allegations against Chef Charlie Hallowell. >> Read more

Volusia Court Deputy Retires During Year-long Investigation over Behavior

DELAND, FL , A Volusia County courthouse deputy investigated for a range of inappropriate workplace incidents retired while under Internal Affairs scrutiny, a 13-month investigation shows. >> Read more

U.S. Dept. of Ed Opens Third Investigation of University of Maryland's Handling of Sexual Misconduct on Campus

The department confirmed Wednesday that its Office for Civil Rights initiated an investigation on Dec. 6. Two other investigations were launched earlier this year. >> Read more

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

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