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Incident 7628 - Resolved

Role: Administrator
Position: Dean
Discipline: Law
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction; Resigned
Quote: "University of California at Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry has resigned amid an uproar over the school’s handling of sexual harassment claims against him.

Administrators said Thursday that they were wrong in not removing Choudhry following a July 2015 report substantiating the claims."

"The lawsuit came seven months after a campus investigation found merit to Sorrell’s claims, saying Choudhry has engaged in a daily pattern of “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” that personally and professionally affected the assistant and violated school policy.

According to the report, Choudhry acknowledged some of the behaviors, but said they occurred less frequently than Sorrell claimed.

At the time, Steele docked Choudhry’s pay by 10%, required him to undergo counseling and to apologize to his assistant."
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