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Sexual harassment in the workplace goes all the way to Parliament Hill

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HRM CA | 07 Nov 2014, 02:01 PM Agree 0
The recent Jian Ghomesh scandal left the nation wondering how any organization could ignore a string of allegations for so long but it seems CBC execs aren’t the only guilty ones…
  • Rob Ivanic | 07 Nov 2014, 03:34 PM Agree 0
    Is this supposed to be HR news or you guys getting into political commentary now? Most people don't care what you think is "disappointing".
  • Em | 08 Nov 2014, 02:01 PM Agree 0
    As a worker, it is easy to become climatized to the sexual harrassment [fellow employees displaying pornography], when you other challenges are discrimination; disability, racial and age. Employees are exhausted and when they do stand up, they are ousted by other employees who suggest the victim is tooo 'sensitive' meanwhile you are just standing up for your right to live, free of burden. Employers turn there heads, employees turn their head and govt turns its head what is a victim to do?
  • Lisa | 10 Nov 2014, 03:06 AM Agree 0
    Yes it is very much HR related...and is huge news in the HR field....I am shocked on this outcome....HR is going to have a difficult time with all this now...
  • Rob Ivanic | 10 Nov 2014, 09:05 AM Agree 0
    "Awareness Training" is a catch-all politically correct phrase that people use because it sounds important but actually means that you don't know how to properly manage a situation. Assuming that you have grown ups working in your workplace, I hope you have more meaningful management strategies than lecturing your employees. Perhaps you should sit down if you are that shocked.
  • Sara | 10 Nov 2014, 04:02 PM Agree 0
    Rob - do you mean grown-ups like Jian Ghomeshi, the union reps, and the executive producer at CBC??
  • Rob Ivanic | 10 Nov 2014, 04:09 PM Agree 0
    Are you saying that awareness training would have been the solution? Do you believe that Mr. Gomeshi would have been cured of disturbing and illegal fetish if only someone told him that it was wrong? I think that they should all be charged and publicly shamed. Not to mention - terminated. Surely they have policies prohibiting this. If not - that might be a good place to start.
  • Rob Ivanic | 10 Nov 2014, 04:10 PM Agree 0
    Are suggesting that the CBC has the same HR department as the house of commons? Do you even know what the original article is about?
  • Kelley Brothers | 12 Jun 2015, 07:28 PM Agree 0
    I agree 100% with Rob! Sexual harassment should never be tolerated especially in the workplace!! Termination for sure!
  • Kelley Brothers | 12 Jun 2015, 09:17 PM Agree 0
    i agree with Rob Sexual Harassment should not be tolerated especially in the workplace. They should be terminated immediately!
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