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CONFIDENTIAL

EEOC Form 161 (11116} U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

DISMISSAL AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS


To: Shanae S. Smith From: Los Angeles District Office
2026 N Riverside Avenue, Ste. C-252 255 E. Temple St. 4th Floor
Rialto, CA 92377 Los Angeles, CA 90012

D On behalf of person(s) aggrieved whose identity is


CONFIDENTIAL (29 Cl'R §1601. 7/a))
EEOC Charge No. EEOC Representative Telephone No.
Saul Vazquez,
480-2017-00219 Investigator Support Asst (213) 894-1025
THE EEOC IS CLOSING ITS FILE ON THIS CHARGE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:
D The facts alleged in the charge fail to state a claim under any of the statutes enforced by the EEOC.

D Your allegations did not involve a disability as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

D The Respondent employs less than the required number of employees or is not otherwise covered by the statutes.

D Your charge was not timely filed with EEOC; in other words, you waited too long after the date(s) of the alleged
discrimination to file your charge
[]] The EEOC issues the following detenmination: Based upon its investigation, the EEOC is unable to conclude that the
information obtained establishes vlolatlons of the statutes. This does not certify that the respondent is in compliance with
the statutes. No finding is made as to any other issues that might be construed as having been raised by this charge.
D The EEOC has adopted the findings of the slate or local fair employment practices agency that investigated this charge.

D Other (briefly state)

- NOTICE OF SUIT RIGHTS


(See the additional information attached to this form.)

Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or the Age
Discrimination In Employment Act: This will be the only notice of dismissal and of your right to sue that we will send you.
You may file a lawsuit against the respondent(s) under federal law based on this charge in federal or state court. Your
lawsuit must be filed WITHIN 90 DAYS of your receipt of this notice; or your right to sue based on this charge will be
lost. (The time limit for filing suit based on a claim under state law may be different.)

Equal Pay Act (EPA): EPA suits must be filed in federal or state court within 2 years (3 years for willful violations) of the
alleged EPA underpayment. This means that backpay due for any violations that occurred more than 2 years (3 years)
before you file suit may not be collectible.
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Enc!osures(s)
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(Date Mailed)

cc:
Karen Logue
Human Resources
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
855 W Baseline Road
Rialto, CA 92377
CONFIDENTIAL

EEOC form O (11109)

CHARGE OF DISCRIMINATION Charge Presented To: Agenoy(ies) Charge No(s):


This form i& affet:led by the- r'rivacy Acl of 1974. Seo enclosed Privacy Act D FEPA
[R) EEOC
Statement ond other information before compteUng thls form.
480-2017-00219
California Department Of Fair Employment & Housing and EEOC

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State or local Agemw, if any
Narne (indicate Mr., Ms., Mn..) Onie ol Birth
Mrs. Shanae S. Smith 04-11-1971
Street Aridre$s City, State Md ZlP Code

2026 N Riverside Avenue, Ste. C-252, Rialto, CA 92377


Named is the Employer, Labor Organlzalion, Employment Agency, Apprenticeship Committee, or Stale or Local Government Agency That I Belleve

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Discrimlnaled Against Me or others. (If more thsn two, list under PARTICULARS below,)
Name
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
Street Address City. State and ZIP Code
l No Emplo�eos, Mernbel�

15-100
Phone No, (Include Area Coda)
1909\ 875-1804

855 W Baseline Road, Rialto, CA 92377


Name

Street Address City, Stale end ZIP Code


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I Phone No. (lnclt.tde Ateo Code)

DISCRIMINATION BASED ON (Check appropriate box(es).) DAlE(S) DISCRJMINAllON TOOK PLACE.

[Kl RACE D COLOR [K)sEX D RELIGION D NATIONAL ORIG!N


Earliest Latest
09-13-2016 12-14-2016
[Kl RETALIATION D AGE D DISABILITY D GENETIC INfORMATION
D OTHER (Spe;;tty) D CONTINUING ACTION

lHE PARTICULARS ARE (If additional psper/s needed, attach cxtro sheet($)):
On or about February 7, 2011, I was hired by the West Valley Water District as an Executive Assistant I. My current job
title is Board Secretary.

On or about September 13, 2016, I was harassed by Board President Dr. Clifford Young. For example, but not limited
to, Dr. Young making an offensive comment (i.e., "subservient Black woman") about my race and gender.

In or around October 2016, I was subjected to additional harassment and retaliation by Dr. Young. For example, but not
limited to, Dr. Young making offensive comments to me (i.e., "If you do this, I will protect you. If you don't, I can't protect
you! And I cannot protect you against me!") for engaging in protected activity.

In or around November 2016, I informed Respondent of the hostile work environment and retaliation. Subsequently, an
investigation commenced.

In or around December 2016, Respondent presented a settlement offer. In addition, I feel was subjected to additional
harassment and retaliation by Dr. Young. For example, but not limited to, Dr. Young making offensive comments to me
(i.e., "Your presence here is irrelevant," "Your presence here is insignificant," and "Your presence here is
unnecessary.") for engaging in protected activity prior to starting a second Board meeting.

I believe I was discriminated against because of my race, Black, my sex, female, and retaliated against for engaging in
protected activity, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

I went this charge filed with both the EEOC and the Stale or loc-.al Agency, If any. J NOlAHY - Wh&n necessary for State nnd I.veal Agency RequfrDments
will advise the agencies if I change my address or phone number and I wlll
cooperate fully with them in the processin9 of my ch:'Jfge in accordance with \heir NIA
procedures.
I swear or affirm Iha! I have read the above charge and that lt is true to
I declare under penalty of perjwy that the above is true and correct lhe best of my knowledge, lnformatlon and belief.
SIGNATURE OF COMPLAINANT

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