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UC Berkeley sex harassment case a ‘slap on the wrist,’ Yee says

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

imageThe Chronicle takes a turn at the story involving UC Berkeley administrator Diane Leite, 47, who lost her title and took a pay cut after it was determined she pushed through five pay raises for a male subordinate with whom she was having a relationship. State Sen. Leland Yee, a frequent UC system critic, calls the punishment “a slap on the wrist.”

Add: The beneficiary of Leite’s largesse was purchasing agent Jonathan Caniezo, 30, whose $57,864 salary (in 2008) more than doubled in two years while allegedly in the relationship. The Chron says Leite told university investigators she didn’t know the relationship violated UC’s sexual harassment policy, even though she’d completed sexual harassment training three times, in 2006, 2009 and 2011. She could have been fired.

Also: Here’s Matt Krupnick’s Sunday story about Leite for the Mercury News and its affiliate papers.
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