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Employment lawyer criticizes CBC’s Ghomeshi report

The report into alleged bad workplace behaviour by disgraced CBC star Jian Ghomeshi fails to provide solutions to eliminate the cultures of “entitlement” and fear at the public broadcaster, a prominent employment lawyer says.

Toronto lawyer Howard Levitt says there are shortcomings to the report, which was written by lawyer Janice Ruben and released publicly by the CBC on Thursday.

Ghomeshi, who was host of CBC Radio’s show, Q, came under fire last year after several women came forward with allegations they had been physically assaulted during sexual encounters with the host. Allegations also surfaced of sexual harassment by Ghomeshi in the workplace. He was fired not long after the scandal broke and is currently facing seven counts of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance by choking.