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Mixed-Motive Cases: A Review of Three Competing Standards

October 3, 2023 The Recorder

What’s the difference between a “motivating factor,” “substantial motivating factor,” and “but-for” causation? This is...

Lessons From Guantanamo Bay: Rapport Building in Workplace Investigations

August 24, 2023 The Recorder

What do the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions have to do with workplace investigations? As it...

Title IX: What the Boermeester v. Carry Decision Means for Private Universities

August 16, 2023 Daily Journal

Public and private universities operate by different sets of rules. This concept was tested in...

Who Are We?

August 14, 2023 OIG

As the parent of two adopted, biracial children, I am very familiar with the oft-used...

Is a Law Office Led by Women Different From One Led by Men?

July 24, 2023 Daily Journal

Are female-led law firms different than those led by men? Since women are underrepresented at...

Gendered Slurs on the Schoolyard: Unlawful Harassment or “Simple Teasing”?

March 2023 Marquette Sports Law Review

Marquette Sports Law Review recently ran a special edition in recognition of the 50th anniversary...

Fallout From Supreme Court ‘Dobbs’ Investigation: How an Outside Investigation Could Have Helped

March 23, 2023 The Recorder

Oppenheimer Investigations Group’s Jack Morse and Neil Bautista say it may have been more beneficial...

Spotlight on Bad Bosses: Investigating Allegations of Abusive Conduct in the Workplace

February 8, 2023 OIG Insights

The allegations against Rep. Katie Porter, who has been donned a “bad boss” in anonymous...

Toxic Environment: When Workplace Behavior Is Problematic But Not Illegal

January 11, 2023 Corporate Compliance Insights

[This article originally appeared on Corporate Compliance Insights, January 11, 2023.] Bullying is often a...

The Heart of the Matter: The Investigator as Witness

December 2022 AWI Journal

As part of their role as fact finders, investigators strive to understand the individuals who...

The Potential Benefits of Scope Creep: The Yates Report

November 9, 2022 OIG Insights

By Ashlyn Clark On September 30, 2021, The Athletic published an article detailing a pattern...

Not a Slam-Dunk Case

October 7, 2022 OIG Insights

On November 4, 2021, ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes published an article entitled “Allegations of...

Attorneys Conducting Impartial Workplace Investigations: Reclaiming the Independent Lawyer Role

September 2022 California Lawyers Association

OIG is excited to announce that Amy Oppenheimer and Lindsay Harris’ article, “Attorneys Conducting Impartial...

Amy Oppenheimer Executive Profile in San Francisco Business Times

December 17, 2021 San Francisco Business Times

We’ve always known that OIG founding partner Amy Oppenheimer is a trailblazer. This “Executive Profile”...

Book – Investigating Workplace Harassment: How to be Fair, Thorough, and Legal

2002 SHRM

“Easy-to-read, jampacked with excellent information, good examples, and readily accessible steps for investigating and managing...

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10/03/2023 Mixed-Motive Cases: A Review of Three Competing Standards Details
09/08/2023 Lessons From Guantanamo Bay: Rapport Building in Workplace Investigations Details
08/22/2023 Title IX: What the Boermeester v. Carry Decision Means for Private Universities Details
08/14/2023 Who Are We? Details
07/24/2023 Is a Law Office Led by Women Different From One Led by Men? Details
07/06/2023 Gendered Slurs on the Schoolyard: Unlawful Harassment or “Simple Teasing”? Details
03/23/2023 Fallout From Supreme Court ‘Dobbs’ Investigation: How an Outside Investigation Could Have Helped Details
02/09/2023 Spotlight on Bad Bosses: Investigating Allegations of Abusive Conduct in the Workplace Details
01/17/2023 The Heart of the Matter: The Investigator as Witness Details
01/11/2023 Toxic Environment: When Workplace Behavior Is Problematic But Not Illegal Details
11/09/2022 The Potential Benefits of Scope Creep: The Yates Report Details
10/07/2022 Not a Slam-Dunk Case Details
09/12/2022 Attorneys Conducting Impartial Workplace Investigations: Reclaiming the Independent Lawyer Role Details
08/05/2022 Navigate the Aftermath of a Workplace Investigation Details
07/22/2022 Managing Multigenerational Workforces Details
07/21/2022 How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce Details
05/17/2022 Do’s and Don’ts When Interviewing in a Second Language Details
04/20/2022 Lessons from Ted Lasso Details
12/17/2021 Amy Oppenheimer Executive Profile in San Francisco Business Times Details
12/01/2021 Unintentional Misconduct is Still Misconduct: Tips for investigating unconscious bias Details
11/22/2021 The Place Where it Happened: Reflections on a Visit to George Floyd Square Details
11/08/2021 Microaggression Versus Dog Whistle Details
11/01/2021 Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying Details
10/21/2021 How to Reign in Workplace Harassment Before Employees Quit Details
10/08/2021 Lessons From the Tesla Racial Harassment Case Details
08/26/2021 Five lessons we can learn from the Cuomo debacle – and one reminder Details
08/03/2021 Intersectionality in Investigations Details
07/02/2021 The Pros and Cons of Handling Harassment Accusations in the Media Details
06/25/2021 Why Investigate Behavior That Is Not Illegal? Details
06/09/2021 Mediation: An Alternative Approach to Workplace Conflict Details
04/23/2021 Ken Hawkins — “How we approach conflict” Details
02/25/2021 Black and White: To Capitalize or Not to Capitalize Details
11/02/2020 Investigating Employee Complaints: Managing Expectations Details
01/20/2014 A Biased Investigation Is Worse Than No Investigation At All! Details
10/08/2013 Preventing Unintentional Discrimination Details
01/30/2013 California Court Finds Good Faith Investigation Prevents Liability for Terminating Employee Details
11/05/2012 Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harassment at Work in 2012 Details
01/29/2012 Investigative Report can be Disclosed to the Public Details
03/15/2011 Supreme Court Gives Employers Another Reason to Do Thorough Investigations Details
12/29/2002 Book – Investigating Workplace Harassment: How to be Fair, Thorough, and Legal Details