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Redacted 2010 sexual harassment case from FAU. Being used for education purposes for Gender and Sexuality class.
Redacted 2010 sexual harassment case from FAU. Being used for education purposes for Gender and Sexuality class.

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ATLANTIC

FAU FLORIDA
Robin Kabat Associate Director Human Resources Paula Behul Director Equal Opportunity Programs December 3,2010 Student Employee Complaint

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 tel: 561.297.3004 fax: 561 .297.2402
wwwfnll.edu

UNIVERSITY
MEMORANDUM To:

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Date: Subject:

Equal Opportunity Programs Findings

Based on the information gathered during the student employee interviews, the Equal Opportunity Programs office has determined that Florida Atlantic University Regulation 5.010 has been violated. : comments and conversations contain derogatory and sexist remarks which are particularly degrading toward women. conduct has created an atmosphere which is unreasonable and interferes with our students' right to work or study in an environment free of intimidating, hostile and offensive language or behavior. Conversations, statements and remarks, made by directly to the student employees he supervises or in the presence of students in general, have created a hostile work and learning environment which is pervasive. This type of conduct should not be tolerated. If it is determined that , is to be retained in FAU's employment, it is accordingly noted that retaliation or otherwise taking adverse employment or educational action against a member of the University community, because he/she in good faith reported discrimination or harassment or participated in an investigation or review regarding a complaint, is strictly prohibited. Those found to have violated the prohibition against retaliation should be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Please note this is a "CONFIDENTIAL" summary and should be treated accordingly.
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This is a supplemental report to detail the investigation process of the -

, complaint

On November 22,2010, r contacted the Equal Opportunity Programs office requesting the office talk with a number of students working at the at the _ stated that it had been reported to him that some inappropriate comments had been made to the students by their

Findings of Investigation Six students were interviewed concerning their and interaction witb The students made the following consistent and credible statements, . commented on the physical appearance of female students, staff and faculty • "She's got a donkey on her" • "I want to smack that" • " I want to smash that" • "I want to give it to her hard" • "Look at that ass" • "\Vhew, she has a nice ass," whenever a female student, staff or The above statements were made by faculty individual passed by the' offered the comments often and the students indicated that ' made these disrespectful and sexist remarks about females only. Additionally, students he . • made more explicit comments of a sexual nature to two male such as:

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He had trouble "getting off' and had to have anal sex with a woman. He told the . that he had to do sick things to her so he could "get off'. told the student worker that he urinated on his female partner and then ej aculated in her face. asked another student about a girl the student dated "did you smash that? If she wasn't your girl, I would get with that. , constantly talked about his encounters from the night before the next day at work and had told him once "Yea, I got some pussy last night, she had a tight ass and she let me put my dick in her."

referred to females as "victims" and interjected talk about sex no matter the subject at hand.

'and met with . to discuss the allegations. was given a copy of the university's Regulation 5.010, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment regulation. . was told an allegation was made to the Equal Opportunity Programs office that he was making inappropriate comments of a sexual nature to On November 30, 2010,

said that some of the graduate students were making these comments as well as some of the male students he supervised. said he was just talking to the guys about the way some females looked and dressed such as: "She's got a donkey on her" " just guys being guys talk". __ said that male students make these comments to him and he does laugh at them. said he never got into detail about what he has done. said that he had at a previous university and he and students had similar conversations. worked with explained that he understood our discussion and had just been caught up in the moment with the students. explained that in his should have communicated to the students the inappropriateness of the comments, and not participated. apologized for the comments and personally apologized to explained that once the investigation was complete. with . would be back in touch

Conclusion

The Equal Opportunity Programs office staff talked with six credible students who indicated comments to them. : comments and they were uncomfortable with their _ conversations contained derogatory and sexist remarks which are particularly degrading toward women. conduct has created an atmosphere which is unreasonable and interferes with our students' right to work and study in an environment free of intimidating, hostile and offensive language or behavior. Based on the information gathered the student employee interviews, the Equal Opportunity Programs office has determined Regulation 5.010 has been violated.

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