The Board of Trustees rejected a studentâ€™s claim for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation at its June 5 meeting.
Raymond Bernal, a student writer for the PCC Courier, brought the claim against an undisclosed district employee.
Bernalâ€™s claim is the first step in legal proceedings against the college.Â Now that the Board of Trustees has rejected the claim, Bernal now has the option of filing a lawsuit.
Gail Cooper, general counsel for PCC, said that she could not answer questions about who the district employee is thatâ€™s named in the claim.Â She also could not comment on the specific amount of the claim, other than it is â€˜in excess of $100,000,â€™ as stated in the board packet.
When asked for comment, Bernal referred questions to his attorney, Rehwald, Glasner & Chaleff.Â Attempts to reach the firm for comment were unsuccessful.