Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


2004-2005

Appendix A: Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Cases

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COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Staff  Staff Formal Sex, pregnancy Not given credit for work. No prima facie case of discrimination.
Staff Staff Informal Sex Unfair restrictions due to sex. Provided information to complainant regarding process of grieving a written warning.
Staff Staff Formal Sex, sexual harassment Received counseling memo as form of SH and sex discrimination.  Counseling/warning memo removed from personnel file. Grievance with HR withdrawn.
Student Other   Informal Sexual harassment, sex  Inappropriate touching and comments.  Only wants to work with female students. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Asking students for dates.  Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.
Students Faculty Informal Ancestry, national origin Inappropriate and demeaning comments. Referred to Dean who followed up with respondent.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments.  Respondent referred to OEOD for SH prevention education but quit before scheduling appointment. 
Unknown Student Informal Age, Disability Offensive information included on respondent's personal website. No jurisdiction; not a university website account.
Student Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
Staff Staff EEOC Disability Inappropriate medical separation. EEOC dismissed case on basis of insufficient evidence.
Student Students Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent. 
Student Faculty Informal Sex Inappropriate questions; fluctuating requirements. Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.
Other Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Unknown Provided SH prevention training for the department.
Staff Staff Informal Religion Advised to not wear an article of clothing required by complainant's religion due to safety issues.   Safety issues addressed. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Consensual relationship causing problems in office. No violation found. Complainant initiated transfer to another unit. 
Student Faculty Formal Sexual harassment Repeatedly requesting dates. No violation found.  Inappropriate behavior addressed with dean and department chair.
Faculty Faculty Review Retaliation Unfairly criticized.  No retaliation found.
Student Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching and comments. Respondent no longer with unit.
Staff Staff EEOC Age, disability, retaliation Inappropriate comments and termination. EEOC issued immediate right-to-sue.
Staff Staff EEOC Sex Terminated based on sex. EEOC closed on basis of unable to conclude the information obtained establishes violations of the statutes. 
Other  Faculty Informal Retaliation Removed from project.  Respondent retired from supervision of project and complainant returned to project.
Faculty Faculty Informal Retaliation Funds rescinded after complaint. DFEH issued right-to-sue.
Faculty Faculty Informal Race Treated differently because of being non-caucasian. Complainant requested no investigation at this time. 
Student Faculty Formal Religion Advised to give up major because it conflicts with complainant's religion. No discrimination found.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Staring, odd questions, emailed sexual questions. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Student Staff Informal Disability Denied accommodation. Disability Services Center provided primary accommodation.
Student Faculty Formal APM 015, Sexual harassment Consensual relationship with faculty member. Violation of SH Policy including Section J and APM 015.  Referred to AEVC Academic Personnel for action.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Repeated requests for dates, retaliation (quid pro quo). Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and hand gestures. Met with complainant and supervisors to address issues.
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate emails. Referred to Judicial Affairs.
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment, consensual relations Repeated requests for dates; management ignores complaints to protect paramour No violation found.
Staff Staff  Formal Sexual harassment Not rehired after declining to date one of the managers. No violation found.
Faculty Faculty Informal Sex Differential treatment. Referred to mediation.  
Student Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate remarks, physical intimidation, verbal aggression toward women. Assisted department in providing information and education to respondent. 
Other  Faculty Informal N/A Unfair search process. Informal review of search process.  No one in Respondent's area of expertise hired.  Candidate to reapply.
Staff Other   Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate interactions. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
Student   Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and touching. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent and training for department.
Staff Faculty Formal Sexual harassment, age, pregnancy, race, color, national origin Inappropriate comments and behavior that create a hostile environment. Violation of nondiscrimination policy on basis of race. 
Student  Faculty Informal Disability Identified as needing accommodation but never received any. Request for accommodation was made too late. 
Staff Staff/Faculty DFEH Retaliation Retaliated against after complaining about denial of family leave. DFEH issued right-to-sue.
Student Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate Instant Messages from supervisor.   Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent; notified unit management. 
Other  Staff Formal Race, sex Failure to treat all persons equally.  Male employees favored. No discrimination found.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior. Respondent resigned.  Complainant decided not to pursue formal complaint.
Other  Staff Informal Citizenship Denial of admission to class. Explained possible miscommunication and clarified policy.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Female employees subject to hostile sexual verbal conduct. Violation of SH Policy. Respondent left university. 
Staff Staff Formal Race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, retaliation Terminated prior to end of contract. No violation found.
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment, retaliation Inappropriate comments. Violation of SH policy found. No  retaliation. Respondent terminated.
Faculty Staff Formal Race, sex Intentionally erroneous information provided to discredit complainant. No discrimination found.
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and space invasion. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent. Respondent sent written apology to complainant. Complainant allowed to transfer. 
Staff Staff   Informal Sexual harassment Repeated requests for dates.  Respondent given a written warning by supervisor in accordance with Academic Personnel guidelines.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and behavior. Provided SH prevention information and education to respondent.   
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate sexual behavior toward another student and against complainant in the past. Chair counseled respondent about abrasive behavior with students. 
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and behavior. No sexual harassment found. Issue of inappropriate behavior referred to assistant dean. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment, sexual orientation, sex Rude and inappropriate comments in workplace created a hostile environment.  No sexual harassment or discrimination found.
Other Staff/Faculty OCR National origin, religion  Hostile environment and harassment. Response to data request submitted to OCR.


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