Musings —11.05.2014 09:38 AM—
1. It’s being done by someone who has regularly been a CBC contributor.
2. It’s not looking at the conduct of others who have been at CBC. It should.
3. It is not arm’s length.
In that regard, here is an email sent by a former (and senior CBC) person to me this morning. Heed his/her words:
The report into workplace harassment and improprieties at the CBC has the appearance of a white wash already.
Former employees with concerns that are unrelated to Ghomeshi specifically are directed to contact HR and not the external investigator.
How is HR, an arm of management, likely to receive information from former employees? Particularly if HR has already been involved in their disposition/settlement of a harassment claim? Why would the HR department revisit anything it previously ignored or buried with compensation?
The standard of review announced by CBC is totally inadequate.