Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


2005-2006

Appendix A: Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Cases

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COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Student Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate gestures and facial expressions.  Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Student Informal Consensual relations Third party consensual relations concern. Worked w/Associate Dean to disseminate information about consensual relations to all grad students.
Students Student Informal Sexual Harassment Quid pro quo sexual harassment.   Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Other Informal Race, sex Racist and sexist joking in workplace. Vendor to remind staff about appropriate workplace conduct. 
Staff Staff Informal Sex, national origin Wage discrepancy concern. Informal review -- no discrimination found. 
Student Staff Informal N/A Inappropriate behavior and speech. Allegation not related to discrimination/sexual harassment.
Staff Staff Informal Sex Preferential treatment.  Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Anonymous Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate email.  Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Students Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate gestures and behavior.    Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff DFEH National origin Unfair treatment. Closed by DFEH. 
Other Staff Informal Disability Denied appropriate bathroom accommodation.  No discrimination found.
Student Staff Informal National origin, race Insensitive comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Other Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate email. Chair provided information and education to respondent. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual orientation Inappropriate behavior.  Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Other Staff Formal Race Denied selection for interview. No discrimination found. Insufficient additional evidence to reopen.
Faculty Faculty Informal Sex Unfair treatment related to promotion. Assisted complainant in bringing issue to dean's attention.
Staff Staff EEOC Race, age Differential treatment. EEOC closed. 
Staff Staff Formal Age, gender Discriminatory employment actions.  No discrimination found.
Staff Staff Informal Race Inappropriate remarks.   Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Email harassment. In process. 
Student Staff Informal Disability Non-accommodation regarding parking. Determination that parking was ADA compliant.
Other Staff Formal Retaliation Retaliation based on FMLA. Inappropriate hiring process; case settled. 
Other Staff DFEH Sexual orientation Denied hire. Awaiting DFEH response. 
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior.  Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Other Staff Informal National origin, religion, sexual orientation Unfair treatment, inappropriate comments. No discrimination found. 
Other Staff Informal Pregnancy Inappropriate comments. Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Other Staff DFEH Age Denied hire. Closed by DFEH. 
Staff Staff Informal Disability Inappropriate comments; unfair treatment in hiring process. Assisted complainant in discussion with respondent.  Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent. 
Faculty Staff Formal National origin Policies not enforced, creating hostile environment. No discrimination found. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and behavior. No sexual harassment found. 
Staff Staff DFEH Disability Denied leave and schedule accommodations. Waiting for DFEH response. 
Staff Faculty DFEH Sex, age, physical disability Denied accommodation. OEOD review determined no violation of ADA found. 
Student Student Informal Sex, race Inappropriate comments and behavior. Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent. 
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior.    Assisted complainant in discussion with respondent.
Student Faculty Formal Race, color, national origin, retaliation, medical condition Inappropriate and unfair treatment. No discrimination found.
Staff Staff Formal Disability, sexual orientation Inappropriate comments.  No discrimination or retaliation found.
Student Student DFEH Age, race, citizenship, marital status Deprived of due process. Respondent requested immediate right-to-sue.
Student Unknown Informal Sexual harassment Sexually charged environment. Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Staff Staff Formal Disability Separation due to disability. No discrimination found. 
Student Faculty Informal Sex Preferential treatment. Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Formal Retaliation Retaliation for participation in discrimination investigation. No retaliation found. 
Other Staff EEOC Age, national origin Discriminated against in job selection. EEOC closed. 
Staff Staff DFEH National origin, ancestry Differential treatment; unresponsive management.  Awaiting DFEH response.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment, gender identity, sexual orientation Inappropriate comments; fear of physical and/or bodily harm. Discrimination found.  Respondents suspended without pay. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff DFEH Race Termination.  DFEH closed. 
Student Staff DFEH   Disability Lack of accommodation. Awaiting DFEH response. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate remarks. Provided recommendations to supervisor to address the issue with the respondent. Handled in department. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior. No discrimination found.  Recommended action for other inappropriate behavior. 
Staff Staff EEOC Age Differential treatment. EEOC closed. 
Faculty Other Informal Disability No leave accommodation.  Worked with Disability Services Center to provide accommodations.
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Other Staff DFEH Age Denied hire. Closed by DFEH. 
Staff Staff Informal Disability Inappropriate comments; unfair treatment in hiring process. Assisted complainant in discussion with respondent.  Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent. 
Faculty Staff Formal National origin Policies not enforced, creating hostile environment. No discrimination found. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and behavior. No sexual harassment found. 
Staff Staff DFEH Disability Denied leave and schedule accommodations. Waiting for DFEH response. 
Staff Faculty DFEH Sex, age, physical disability Denied accommodation. OEOD review determined no violation of ADA found. 
Student Student Informal Sex, race Inappropriate comments and behavior. Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent. 
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior.    Assisted complainant in discussion with respondent.
Student Faculty Formal Race, color, national origin, retaliation, medical condition Inappropriate and unfair treatment. No discrimination found.
Staff Staff Formal Disability, sexual orientation Inappropriate comments.  No discrimination or retaliation found.
Student Student DFEH Age, race, citizenship, marital status Deprived of due process. Respondent requested immediate right-to-sue.
Student Unknown Informal Sexual harassment Sexually charged environment. Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Staff Staff Formal Disability Separation due to disability. No discrimination found. 
Student Faculty Informal Sex Preferential treatment. Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Formal Retaliation Retaliation for participation in discrimination investigation. No retaliation found. 
Other Staff EEOC Age, national origin Discriminated against in job selection. EEOC closed. 
Staff Staff DFEH National origin, ancestry Differential treatment; unresponsive management.  Awaiting DFEH response.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment, gender identity, sexual orientation Inappropriate comments; fear of physical and/or bodily harm. Discrimination found.  Respondents suspended without pay. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff DFEH Race Termination.  DFEH closed. 
Student Staff DFEH   Disability Lack of accommodation. Awaiting DFEH response. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate remarks. Provided recommendations to supervisor to address the issue with the respondent. Handled in department. 
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior. No discrimination found.  Recommended action for other inappropriate behavior. 
Staff Staff EEOC Age Differential treatment. EEOC closed. 
Faculty Other Informal Disability No leave accommodation.  Worked with Disability Services Center to provide accommodations.
COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments; excessive bickering. Resolved through mediation.
Faculty Faculty Formal National origin, race Discriminatory work assignments and hiring practices.  No discrimination found. 
Staff Staff Informal Disability No parking accommodation. Worked with Disability Services Center and Parking to provide accommodations.
Staff Faculty Informal Sex No breast-feeding accommodation.  Resolved in department.
Student Faculty Informal National origin Unfair treatment.  Complainant withdrew complaint.
Faculty Faculty Informal Medical condition Denied accommodation.  Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Faculty Informal Retaliation Retaliation based on filing discrimination complaint. Complainant withdrew complaint.
Staff Other Formal National origin, ancestry, age, race Harassment; preferential hiring.  No discrimination found.
Staff Faculty Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate emails. No sexual harassment found.
Staff Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and touching. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff/ Faculty Informal Disability Failure to accommodate. Complainant worked with disability resource coordinator on reasonable accommodation.
Staff Staff Informal Retaliation Retaliatory actions after discussing possible inappropriate behavior with another manager. Referred to Human Resources. 
Faculty Staff Informal Sex Inappropriate email. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Faculty DFEH Sex, age, physical/ mental disability, retaliation Retaliated against based on physical and mental disability, work injury, sex, age, and whistleblower.  In litigation. 
Student Faculty Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate behavior.   No unwelcome behavior. Allegations insufficient and beyond statute of limitations. 
Faculty Faculty Formal Retaliation Differential treatment. Resolved between parties.
Staff Staff Formal Pregnancy, veteran status Refused promotion.   Discrimination found. Case settled. 
Staff Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments and behavior. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Faculty Formal Sex Inappropriate workplace conduct; hostile environment. No discrimination found.
Faculty Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.
Staff Staff Formal National origin, religion Discrimination.  Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Student Faculty Formal Disability, retaliation Lack of testing accommodation. No discrimination found. 
Staff Staff Informal National origin, sex Reclassification withdrawn; unfounded administrative review. Insufficient information -- no follow up response from complainant. 
Staff Staff Informal Sex Differential treatment. Resolved in department.
Student Staff Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Resolved in department.
Student Student Informal Race Inappropriate comments.  Resolved by complainant after discussion with complainant's supervisor.
Staff Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate comments. Resolved in department.
Staff Staff Formal Race, national origin, color, age, retaliation Inappropriate behavior.  No discrimination  found.
Staff Staff Formal Sexual harassment Inappropriate touching. Sexual harassment found. Respondent terminated. 
Student Student Formal Sexual harassment, religion, national origin Inappropriate, threatening email messages; stalking. Sexual harassment found. Respondent put on probation. No contact w/complainant. Sexual Harassment Prevention education required. 
Staff Student Informal Sexual harassment Inappropriate language and behavior. Referred to Judicial Affairs. 
Student Faculty Informal Age Inappropriate comments.  Complainant withdrew complaint.


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