Isaac Mendoza

Dining hall cook

The complainant filed the complaint on behalf of five female dining hall student employees. The employees alleged that Isaac Mendoza made frequent inappropriate sexual comments and gestures that made them feel uncomfortable. Some of their complaints include allegations that Mendoza simulated masturbation on a stick blender, made a sexual joke involving horchata ("I could definitely make you some horchata right now"), implied that he wanted to have sex with female employees and touched their waists while they worked. Sexual harassment complaints regarding Mendoza's behavior ranged back to 2007. The complaints were not investigated until 2013, as complainants feared retaliation and requested not to be named or listed in reports. Mendoza denied all allegations. His employment was later terminated.

Campus: Santa Cruz

Complaint date: June 5, 2013