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Activity Number: 42 - Novel Statistical Methods with a Biostatistics Leaning
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: ENAR
Abstract #305068 Presentation
Title: Confronting Mental-Health-Mediated Harassment in a University Workplace: a Case Study
Author(s): Thomas Belin*
Companies: UCLA
Keywords: Discrimination; Harassment; Retaliation; Shared governance; Employment law; Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employment standards, criteria, or methods of administration that have the effect of discrimination on the basis of physical or mental impairment (including due to being regarded as having such an impairment, even if that perception is not valid). The California Government Code declares it unlawful for an employer to make any inquiry into whether an employee has a mental disability, or to aid or abet such an act. This presentation will introduce facts supporting complaints filed in 2018 with state and federal agencies against the University of California, Los Angeles for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, where an illustrative violation by UCLA is reflected in same-day documentation from 2016 of a faculty colleague with extensive administrative experience characterizing a UCLA administrator as having been “way out of bounds” to call into question my mental health. The presentation will also describe salary discrimination and other retaliation that occurred in the wake of my exercising what UCLA’s “Faculty Code of Conduct” describes as my “right to criticize and seek revision” in UCLA’s system of “shared governance”.

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