Dining Services employee
The female complainant alleged that the male respondent had told her that she could "back it up for (him) anytime" while the complainant was bent over or moving backward to clean out a coffee machine at the UC Merced dining facilities. The respondent said it was possible that he made such a comment but that it was likely part of the lyrics to a song he was singing, such as "Back That Thang Up" by Juvenile. The allegation of sexual harassment was substantiated, and the respondent was suspended for five days without pay and ordered to complete UC sexual harassment training.
Complaint date: Dec. 16, 2015