INSTRUCTOR SEEKS COSTS OF SEX SUIT.Byline: Bhavna Mistry Staff Writer
VALENCIA - Cleared of sexual harassment sexual harassment, in law, verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, aimed at a particular person or group of people, especially in the workplace or in academic or other institutional settings, that is actionable, as in tort or under equal-opportunity statutes. allegations by the state chancellor, a former speech teacher at College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. is asking the campus to reimburse him for legal fees and lost wages.
Fred Martin This article is about the football player. For the cricketer who was known as "Nutty" Martin, see Frederick Martin.
Fred Martin (born May 13, 1929 in Carnoustie) is a retired Scottish professional international footballer who played as a goalkeeper. is seeking $52,700 to cover legal fees, back wages and medical expenses incurred since he was placed on administrative leave in March 1999, when the allegations surfaced. He was not hired back for the fall semester se·mes·ter
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.
[German, from Latin (cursus) s .
``I've been through three separate investigations,'' Martin said Wednesday. ``It's cost me a lot of money to defend myself.''
District officials confirmed they had received the claim, filed March 23, but refused to elaborate.
``He has filed a claim, and we are going to put it through our normal channels,'' said Anita Morris, the college's dean of personnel. ``It will go through the review process. They are private actions until they are public.''
Martin was placed on leave after student Kelly Friscia, assisted by feminist attorney Gloria Allred Gloria Rachel Allred (born Gloria Rachel Bloom on July 3, 1941) is an American lawyer and radio talk show host. She is also the mother of Court TV hostess Lisa Bloom. , filed a sexual harassment claim against him. She allegedly that Martin created a ``sexually charged, hostile environment'' when he allowed another student to present a how-to speech about oral sex.
Friscia immediately asked for a transfer to another class.
Morris was cleared of wrongdoing wrong·do·er
One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.
wrongdo during an initial investigation conducted by two administrators, a faculty member, Morris and an investigator experienced with sexual harassment claims in college settings. Students in Martin's class were interviewed as part of the committee's investigation.
Friscia appealed to the college board of trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. , which also determined Martin had done nothing wrong.
Friscia and Allred appealed the decision to the chancellor of California Community Colleges. In April, he issued a ruling upholding the college board's decision.
Each investigation found that the conduct was not severe or persuasive enough to cause a reasonable college-aged female to drop the class.
Martin's attorney, Susan P. Strick, said her client has taught speech and theater at various locations for 25 years and never before had been accused of sexual harassment.
``He was a very well-liked part-time instructor,'' Strick said. ``He has gotten just rave reviews.''