Category: Workplace Investigations

May 2, 2017 Cara Panebianco 1 comment

Today the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released a Workplace Harassment Guide. The new guide, available here, provides recommended practices for preventing and addressing workplace harassment. The guide was developed by DFEH’s California Sexual Harassment Task Force, of which Amy Oppenheimer is a member. It provides insight into employer responsibilities addressed in the…

November 5, 2012 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Two recent cases on racial, religious and ethnic origin harassment speak to how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. In May v. Chrysler Group, a U.S. Court of Appeals case originating in Utah, there was very serious ethnic origin and religious (anti-Semitic) harassment over a prolonged period of time. …

January 29, 2012 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A California Court has held that an investigative report in a sexual harassment complaint against a public school teacher is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act The case is Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District A high school teacher was accused of sexually harassing a 13 year old student.  An outside investigator…

March 29, 2011 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

“Being right is necessary but not sufficient. We also strive to be impartial. We are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with a preconceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic…

March 4, 2011 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Sue Ann Van Dermyden is presenting a three hour seminar on writing the investigative report. March 17, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., JAMS ADR, 707 Wilshire Blvd., 46th Floor, Los Angeles. March 18, 2011, 9:00 to 12:00, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland. To register go to: CAOWI www.caowi.org CAOWI Members $120. Sustaining Members $60….