Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


2006-2007

Appendix A: Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Cases

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COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS

Student

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and actions.

Provided sexual harassment prevention education and information to respondent.

Student

Faculty

Formal

National origin, ancestry, religion

Unequal treatment.

No discrimination found.

Student 

Faculty

Formal

Disability

Obstructing academic progress because of disability.

No discrimination found.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Age, national origin

Being forced to leave. Poor performance evaluation.

No prima facie case.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Repeated requests for dates, repeated attempts to communicate via e-mail.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent in collaboration with Associate Dean.  Respondent completed on-line training.

Students

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate behavior.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Staff 

Other

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Resolved in department. Respondent terminated. 

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate behavior; possible quid pro quo.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Students

Department

Informal

National origin, race

Unfair promotion rates for minority faculty.

Brought to attention of Dean and Vice Provost. Dean to take action.

Faculty

Faculty

Informal

Race

Inappropriate racial remarks.

Provided discrimination prevention education to respondent.

Faculty

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Other

Staff

Informal

National origin

Inappropriate use of phrase in marketing materials.

Discussed with assistant dean; concern to be considered while developing future materials.

Student

Staff

Informal

Consensual relationship

Favoritism; third party sexual harassment.

Assisted supervisor with script to address issues with respondent.

Other

Students

Informal

Race, religion, national origin

Inappropriate presentation at university event.

Provided policy information to respondent. Scheduling sensitivity training for department.

Student

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate jokes.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Faculty

Faculty

Informal

Sex

Inappropriate comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Student

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Other

UCI

Informal

Sex

Discriminatory advertising of event.

Worked with organization to adjust promotional materials to more accurately reflect the nondiscriminatory nature of the event.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Other*

Inappropriate behavior; harassment.

Resolved by Human Resources.

Staff

Staff

Formal

Race

Inappropriate racial remarks.

No discrimination found.

Staff

Staff

EEOC

Retaliation, race

Unfairly terminated.

Resolved through EEOC mediation.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Disability

Treated differently because of disability.

Accommodated appropriately.

Staff

Other

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Sexual harassment prevention education required at own expense.

Staff

Staff

Formal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate behavior and comments.

Violation of policy.  Respondent terminated.

Faculty

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and behavior.

Student dismissed from UCI on other grounds.

Other

Student

Informal

Race

Inappropriate comments on blog.

No UCI jurisdiction. 

COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS

Other

Staff 

Informal

Sexual harassment, disability

Inappropriate photos sent via email. Non-accommodation.

No follow-through by complainant.

Other

Department

Whistleblower

Improper government activity 

Unfair hiring practices.

No violation found. 

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race

Released from interim position.

Worked with Human Resources to clarify position and review promotion. No discrimination found.

Student 

Students

Informal

Sexual harassment, sexual orientation

Offensive signs placed or written on residence hall door.

Assisted in resolving in department.

Faculty

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate sexual imagery.

Associate Dean met with respondent regarding sexual harassment policy and standards of speech in the classroom.

Other 

Faculty

Informal

Sexual harassment

Expelled from program due to unfounded accusations of sexual harassment.

No follow-through by complainant.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwanted sexual comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention training to respondent and memo to supervisor for respondent's personnel file.

Student

Staff

Whistleblower

Religion

Discriminatory application of university policies.

No discrimination found.  

Student

Faculty

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome attention to female students.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Faculty

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome attention, inappropriate comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Other*

Assault. Pushed into door.

Referred to UCIPD and Human Resources.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate behavior.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Other*

Other

No prima facie case.  Provided information and education to respondents.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Other*

Overlooked for promotions.

Spoke with department re communication, recruitment and professional development.  Worked with Human Resources to schedule training for department.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and touching.

Provided sexual harassment prevention education and information to respondent.

Faculty

Faculty

Formal

Age

Non-renewal.

No discrimination found.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Repeated requests for dates.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Student

Staff

Formal

Disability, age

Nonaccommodation.

No discrimination found.

Faculty

Faculty

Informal

Sex

Unfair distribution of course load.

Assisted complainant in talking with respondent.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Retaliation

General harassment.

Assisted in resolving in department.

Staff

Staff

Formal

National origin

Unable to get position because of accent.

Discrimination found.  Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.  Complainant hired in another position.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race

Disparate treatment.

No prima facie case.  Provided information and education to respondents.

Other

Department

EEOC

Age

Younger candidate hired for position.

Closed by EEOC. No discrimination found.

Staff

Staff

Formal

National origin, race

Inappropriate remarks of a racial nature.

No discrimination found. 

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Offensive advertisements.

Provided sexual harassment information and education to respondent. 

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome attention following conclusion of consensual relationship.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent and complainant. Memo to supervisor for complainant's and respondent's files.

COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS

Staff

Staff

Informal

Age, retaliation

Not selected for second interview.

No prima facie case. 

Staff

Staff

Informal

Retaliation

Inappropriate comments.

No follow-through by complainant.  

Student

Other

Informal

Sexual harassment

Stalking.

Allegations unfounded.

Student

Student

Formal

Race, religion

Racial slurs, inappropriate comments.

Complaint withdrawn after respondent relocated.

Students

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwanted and inappropriate comments and actions.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.  

Other

Staff

Formal

Sexual harassment, sexual orientation

Inappropriate comments; touching.

No finding/insufficient evidence.

Other 

Staff

EEOC

Race, retaliation

Discriminated against on basis of race; retaliated against for engaging in a protected activity.

Awaiting EEOC response.  

Faculty

Staff

Informal

Race

Contract discontinued due to race.

Facilitated meeting to allow parties to work out their differences.

Student

Student

Informal

Race

Inappropriate racial remark led to departmental tensions.

Apology offered and accepted. Department to re-emphasize guidelines for decorum for both faculty and students.

Staff

Faculty/Staff

Informal

N/A

Harassment unrelated to discrimination.

Referred to Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Religion

Proselytizing in the workplace.

Provided education and information regarding university nondiscrimination policy and freedom of speech and religion to respondent.

Students

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and behavior toward students in class.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.   

Staff

Staff

DFEH

Sex, age, disability

Constructively discharged because of the harassment.

Closed by DFEH. No discrimination.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Other*

Coworker in other department creating hostile environment.

No prima facie case. Referred back to department.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments, behavior, possible quid pro quo.

Resolved in the department.  Respondent was counseled by professor; apologized to complainant.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race

Inappropriate racial remarks.

Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.

Staff

Staff

Formal

Sexual harassment

Repeated requests for dates.

Discrimination found.  Letter of reprimand sent to respondent.  

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate and unwanted comments.

Unable to identify/locate respondent. Provided alternate schedule options for complainant.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwanted emails/instant messages.

No follow-through by complainant.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and material.

Provided talking points/script for resolving within the department.

Staff

Other

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and emails; request for dates.

No follow-through by complainant.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Offensive sexual comments.

Provided sexual harassment information and education to respondent. 

Other

Staff

Informal

Race

Inappropriate comments. 

Personnel Manager and Assistant Dean met with respondent.  Provided discrimination education and information to respondent.

Faculty

Faculty

Formal

Sex, national origin, religion

Inappropriate demeanor and comments.

No discrimination found.

Staff

Staff

Whistleblower

Race 

Differential treatment.

No discrimination found.

COMPLAINANT RESPONDENT TYPE BASIS ALLEGATIONS STATUS

Students

Staff

Informal

National origin

Discriminatory application of university policies.

Facilitated meetings between parties to discuss.

Staff

Faculty

Informal

Other*

Unfair treatment by supervisor.

No prima facie case.

Staff

Other

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and behavior.

Referred to VA hospital for resolution.

Faculty

Faculty

Informal

Disability

Disability not being accommodated.

Assisted in resolving in department.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race

Inappropriate comments.

Provided discrimination prevention information and education to respondent.

Student

Staff

Formal

Sexual harassment

Sexually harassed and assaulted.

No OEOD jurisdiction; referred to UCIPD.

Other

Faculty

Formal

Other*

Inappropriately aggressive.

No discrimination found. 

Faculty

Faculty

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Complaint withdrawn.

Staff

Staff

Formal

Sexual harassment, consensual relations

Unwelcome advances; inappropriate relations.

Violation of Consensual Relations Policy and other departmental policies found. Respondent terminated.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment, slander

Inappropriate computer use.

Resolved in department.

Student

Faculty

Formal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments, hugs, requests for dates.

No violation found.

Staff

Staff

DFEH

Medical condition, retaliation

Harassed and forced to quit due to nonaccommodation, impermissible non-job-related inquiry, denial of medical leave.

No follow-through by complainant.  

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate touching.

Dean met with complainant and respondent; appropriate personnel/employment action taken.

Other

UCI; Other 

Informal

Sexual harassment

Male living in female residence hall room.

No follow-through by complainant.

Other 

Department

Informal

Age

Not hired because of age in spite of multiple applications.

Provided hiring information to complainant.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race

Respondent's directory listing links to racist websites.

Resolved in department.

Student

Staff

Formal

Disability

Nonaccommodation.

No discrimination found.

Other

Staff 

Whistleblower

Sex

Disparate treatment.

No finding of improper governmental activity.

Other 

Staff

Informal

Race

Unfair application of policy.

Resolved in department; policies explained to complainant.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Harassment, stalking.

No follow-through by complainant.  

Staff

Faculty

Informal

National origin

Harassing and threatening phone calls.

Referred to Vice Provost for informal resolution.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Consensual relationship issue.

No follow-through by complainant.

Staff

Faculty

Informal

Other*

Hostile workplace environment.

No follow-through by complainant.

Other 

Faculty

Informal

Religion

Not hired because of name.

No violation found.

Other

Faculty

OCR

Disability

Nonaccommodation.

Closed by OCR. No discrimination.

Other 

Department

Informal

Veteran status

Denied interview/hire.

No prima facie case.

Student

Students

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments.

Provided sexual harassment prevention information and education to respondent.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Sexual harassment

Inappropriate remarks.

No follow-through by complainant.

Student

Student

Informal

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome comments.

Handled in department.  Information and education provided to respondents.

Staff/Faculty

Other

Informal

Other*

Harassing and threatening emails.

Resolved by UCIPD.

Staff

Staff

Informal

Race, national origin

Unfair treatment of minority staff.

Provided diversity training to department.

Faculty

Faculty

Formal

Age

Colleague made disparaging remark about complainant's age.

No prima facie case.  Referred to Vice Provost.

*Other:  Complaints that do not fall within the UC Nondiscrimination Policy.


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