"Bob is harassing me.” Your spidey senses should be tingling, because some kind of investigation should be taking place soon. If not, consider what happened when an employee at CBC complained about Jian Ghomeshi and was ignored or when an employee at the TO2015 Pan American games complained about David Peterson and her complaint was allegedly not taken seriously. Here are three questions to consider when someone makes a harassment complaint.
It was recently reported in the media that after signing a peace bond, Jian Ghomeshi apologized in court on May 11, 2016, for his “sexually inappropriate conduct” towards a former co-worker who accused him of sexually assaulting her. Following the apology, the Crown withdrew the criminal charge of sexual assault for which Ghomeshi was slated to stand trial on June 6, 2016.
As you may know, a criminal trial, R v Ghomeshi, took place this year to address allegations of sexual assault against several victims and concluded just last week. It was announced that the verdict in the Ghomeshi criminal trial will be handed down March 24, 2016. However, the evidence submitted during the criminal trial and its outcome is very different from the workplace aspect of this case.