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Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:56 PM

Disturbing details of sexual harassment scandal at UC Berkeley revealed in files

Source: The Guardian

Disturbing details of sexual harassment scandal at UC Berkeley revealed in files

Sam Levin in San Francisco
Thursday 7 April 2016 00.26 BST

Eleven employees at the University of California at Berkeley have been fired or resigned after facing accusations of sexual harassment, according to new records that provide disturbing details on numerous misconduct allegations and dramatically expand a scandal plaguing the prestigious institution.

The hundreds of pages of records – which include extensive documentation of harassment cases involving 19 employees and were released on the heels of multiple high-profile controversies – show that men in powerful positions avoided discipline after the school substantiated harassment complaints from students and employees.

The new documents, provided to the Guardian and other media outlets, offer redacted versions of the public university’s investigation reports and disciplinary actions for every case in the past seven years in which the office for the prevention of harassment and discrimination (OPHD) substantiated allegations of misconduct.

Notably, the documents show that all the employees who were fired for violating sexual harassment policies were staff members – and none were tenured professors.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/06/uc-berkeley-staff-sexual-harassment-scandal

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