Ghomeshi Case - Intersection between an Employee's Personal and Work Life
Updated: Nov 10, 2018
The CBC has recently fired one of its radio show hosts, Jian Ghomeshi. He alleges that he was fired due to certain aspects of his sex life being made public. He has launched a lawsuit against the CBC seeking $55 million in damages for breach of confidence and defamation.
Multiple women have made allegations against Ghomeshi, pre and post-termination, of non-consensual sexual violence. The CBC has hired a third-party employment lawyer to conduct an independent investigation. Since this media frenzy, several legal issues have arisen and some are worthy of discussion.