I have watched the video and read a few opinion pieces regarding this incident. Some are claiming that HydroOne got themselves a bunch of positive free publicity for firing this individual. Some feel that the punishment was too severe, others feel it was just about perfect.
I am not going to talk about whether or not this act of extremely poor judgement warranted public shaming and loss of a job but I am doing a deep dive into the issue of sexual harassment. How is it even possible in this day and age that women are going into their place of work, in this case a soccer game to do a legitimate job of reporting, and get harassed to this extent? It is vile. I actually am (almost) at a loss for words.
All employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are safe from harassment, sexual or otherwise. So my question is what the hell were CityTV and other networks doing about this issue? Clearly it is not a new phenomenon and these women reporters have been dealing with this for rather too long (well, dealing with it at ALL is entirely unacceptable). When did management know about this level of harassment and what did they do to protect their employees?
And what are all of these employers going to do about this now?