Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Howard Levitt says no broadcaster in Canada will ever hire Jian Ghomeshi again

The Financial Post's legal guru Howard Levitt writes (excerpt):
"Is he employable? Not in a gig requiring that persona. And remember, he was not fired for anything involving the more-than-a-decade-old allegations of the three accusers in the recent criminal trial. He was fired because his sexual practices were antithetical to the CBC’s (and his own) brand and would cause the broadcaster considerable market damage if he had remained. The law permits employers to fire for cause employees who commit acts fundamentally antithetical to their brand.
"It is noteworthy that, while this criminal trial (and the upcoming one), advanced quickly, we have heard nothing from his union, which has the exclusive right to represent Ghomeshi in any dismissal case. I suspect — though I have no inside knowledge — that the union has not taken the case and will not."
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