Sexual harassment occurs is more places than just the workplace. Take this case of a Sacramento State college professor accused of sexually harassing four students and three professors. The battle started in 2005 and 2006 when four female students told other professors in the language department that Corral took them to dinner, made sexual comments or hugged and kissed them.
After being accused of sexual harassment, Spanish professor Wilfrido Corral was fired from the university. He challenged the termination and continued teaching during the lengthy appeals process.
Corral sued Sacramento State the same year, alleging that it botched its investigation and discriminated against him for being Latino. He challenged the termination and continued teaching during the lengthy appeals process. Corral sued Sacramento State the same year, alleging that it botched its investigation and discriminated against him for being Latino.
But now Mr. Corral has dropped his lawsuit against the university and resigned. He agreed to stop teaching and California State University agreed not to pursue him for defense costs, according to a settlement the parties signed in July. No money was exchanged in the settlement, but the university has had to pay more than $900,000 to settle claims from some of the women who said Corral harassed them.
You can see the chaos that can erupt from a case of sexual harassment. Not only does it cost money, but costs jobs and affects people personally. A lot of this could maybe have been mitigated through a program of sexual harassment training at the university. No comments were made of the training that is in place now, but certainly the administrators are going to take a close look to see what can be done to make improvements.
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