Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


2003-2004

Appendix A: Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Cases

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COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Staff Staff Informal Pregnancy Did not receive credit for work. No follow through by complainant.
Student Faculty Formal Sexual harassment Coerced into sexual relations including excessive phone calls and email. Violation of Section J consensual relationship found. Referred to EVC for appropriate action. Repondent restricted from lab.
Staff/Students Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching and comments. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Informal Age Age discrimination in searches. Met with management. Provided age discrimination training and advice re searches.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching, space invading. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Sexually explicit email and instant messages. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Other (Applicant) Staff Informal Sex, Race Discrimination in hiring practices. Applicant discussed and received copy of AAP from OEOD. Referred to HR Job Seekers Workshop.
Staff Staff Formal Sex, physical disability, medical condition Inappropriate statements regarding working ability and promotion; questions regarding personal health. No discrimination found on basis of gender or medical condition. Discrimination found on the basis of disability.
Staff Staff DFEH Medical condition, physical disability Unjustly fired for sleeping on the job due to complainant's perceived physical disability and/or medical condition. DFEH issued right to sue notice.
Staff Staff EEOC Age, race Denied promotion. Awaiting DFEH response.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment, sex, retaliation Inappropriate comments and touching; retaliation. No violation of policy found.
Student Faculty Informal Sex, national origin Discriminatory treatment; non-inclusion in events, sexist remarks. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent and dean.
Staff Staff Informal Retaliation Unfair evaluation in retaliation for participating in an investigation. Referred to Mediation. Evaluation modified.
Staff Staff Informal Retaliation Unknown No follow through by complainant.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Lurking Provided SH prevention information to respondent and complainant.
Faculty None Informal Consensual relationship Requested assistance to ensure that conflict was 'cured.' Reporting line changed and additional layers of oversight to cure conflict of interest.
Staff Faculty/Staff Formal Age Laid off because of age, younger person hired. No discrimination found.
Staff Staff (Student) Informal Sexual harassment Flirtatious behavior in class disruptive to female students. Respondent removed from class. Referred to mediation.
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching and kissing. Provided SH prevention information and education, including online training program to respondent.
Faculty Faculty Formal Race Discriminatory personnel review. No procedural abnormalities. No evidence of discrimination or bias.
Student Other (Outside Vendor) Informal Sexual harassment Construction truck had offensive sticker. Reported incident to Director of Construction. Contractor terminated.
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Student Faculty Informal Sexual Harassment Unfair grading and treatment by department. Bias, not related to protected status.
Student Faculty Informal Disability Nonaccommodation. No lab assigned. Referred to Disability Services Center
Student Student Formal Sexual harassment Repeated requests for relationship, staring. Refused requests to stop. Violation of sexual harassment found. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff (former) Staff DFEH Race, sex, retaliation Differential treatment, terminated in retaliation for filing complaint of harassment. Awaiting DFEH response.
Staff Staff Formal Age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship Denied student funding. No discrimination found.
Student Faculty Informal Race, National Origin, Religion Wrongful termination of student employment. No follow up by complainant.
Staff Staff Informal Race Denied selection to several positions. Researched information regarding selection process and provided to complainant.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching. Provided information and education to complainant and respondent. Referred to mediation.
Student Faculty Informal Discrimination (not a protected category) Treated differently based on personality trait. Not covered under nondiscrimination policy. Complainant spoke with head of department; conflict resolved.
Student Staff Informal No basis Unknown Complainant did not provide basis for complaint.
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Faculty Formal Race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual harassment. Inappropriate touching, teasing, suspect classroom content and conduct. No discrimination or sexual harassment found.
Staff Staff/Faculty Formal Race, color, national origin Inappropriate conduct in handling layoff. No discrimination found.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate email. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Informal Race Discriminatory behavior; undefined basis. No follow through by complainant. Handled at department level.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching during work hours and forced sexual relations. No sexual harassment found. Violation of Section J of Consensual Relations Policy.One week suspension. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Harassment including phone and stalking. Reported incidences to UCIPD. Conducted SH prevention training for department.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and statement. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent. Online training completed.
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Staff Faculty & Student DFEH Sex Sex discrimination. DFEH issued right to sue.
Staff Staff Formal Religion Inappropriate treatment due to religion. No discrimination found.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate language. Provided SH prevention information and education for department.
Staff Staff Formal Race/Color, Sex, Age, Retaliation Preferential treatment of Hispanic employees. Termination in retaliation for complaint. No findings of discrimination or retaliation found. Complainant filed Step 2 grievance.
Student Staff (TA) Informal Sexual Harassment Inappropriate touching and behavior. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent. Online training completed.
Staff Staff Formal Disability Not accommodated. No discrimination or nonaccommodation found.
Student Faculty Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate physical contact. Inappropriate classroom conduct. No violation of policy. Recommended training due to inappropriate behavior.
Student (former) Faculty Informal Sexual Assault, Stalking Consensual relationship became sexual assault at break up; blackmail attempts. Referred to UCIPD. Provided SH prevention training for department.
Staff Faculty DFEH Disability, retaliation Denied work time flexibility. Penalized for disability. No discrimination found in formal investigation. Step 2 grievance unsuccessful. DFEH found no probable cause.
Student Faculty/ Student Informal Disability Treated differently after receiving signed accommodation form. Jokes re disability and refusal to answer questions. No follow through by complainant.
Faculty Faculty/Staff Informal Race Minorities delayed in degree completion. Allegations not supported. Informed complainant in writing.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Harassment by email. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Faculty Formal APM015, Sexual harassment Pursuit for relationship while a student, romantic/sexual involvement, continued pursuit after refusal. No sexual harassment found. Violation of APM015. Referred to EVC for appropriate action
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior and touching. Respondent hugged complainant; kissed on the lips twice; put hand down sweater and attempted to fondle chest. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Other (Applicant) Staff Formal Disability Denied selection, rehire. No discrimination found.
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