Brock professor returns to classroom after sexual harassment investigation

January 7, 2019

David Schimmelpennink, a Brock University professor who was disciplined after a sexual harassment complaint in 2014, will resume teaching after an absence of nearly three years, reports CBC. Brock said that its decision to let Schimmelpennink return to his duties was determined by the university’s Collective Agreement with its faculty, pending conditions. According to an email from Brock, Schimmelpennink “agreed to these conditions and has undertaken steps to meet them, including completing coaching for respectful workplace practices.” CBC says that an investigation determined the original incident “involved an unwelcome sexual advance, inappropriate and unwelcome physical touching, comments of a sexual nature, [and] a provocative comment attempting to arrange ongoing intimacy” with a female student. CBC (ON)