According to a formal investigation by independent firm Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, Robert Latham was found to have violated UC sexual misconduct policy by engaging in unwanted touching with the female complainant. According to the UC Riverside Title IX report, Latham lifted the complainant’s shirt, touched her body and kissed her stomach while she was very intoxicated at a party. Latham denied any sexual advances and said his contact with the complainant was limited to friendly hugs. The UC Faculty Senate Hearing Committee later rejected the sexual harassment allegations sustained in the Title IX investigation. Latham was terminated in 2016 for violating UC substance abuse policy.
Correction: A previous version of this database stated that Robert Latham was found to have engaged in the unwanted touching of a complainant. In fact, the individual that he was found to have touched without consent was not the complainant in the Title IX investigation.
Clarification: A previous version of this database may have implied that Robert Latham's employment was terminated because he had violated UC sexual misconduct policy. In fact, he was fired for violating UC substance abuse policy.
Complaint date: Dec. 16, 2014