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CBC Cleared Of Labour Code Violations In Fed Report, Month After Ghomeshi Scandal

12/11/2015 08:41 EST | Updated 12/11/2016 05:12 EST
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TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 8: Jian Ghomeshi leaves College Park Court after his appearance January 8, 2015. homeshi is now facing three new charges of sexual assault related to three more women in addition to four previously laid charges of sexual assault and one charge of choking. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
OTTAWA — Newly released documents show that federal government investigators found the CBC didn't break any labour laws months before a critical report detailed how the broadcaster failed to address harassment allegations against Jian Ghomeshi.

Federal labour investigators quietly cleared the CBC of any wrongdoing in November 2014, about one month after the CBC parted ways with the radio host amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace.

The April briefing note obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act says investigators found the CBC complied with the requirements in the Canada Labour Code for employers to protect their workers from sexual harassment.

An external review ordered by the CBC found the broadcaster knew about misconduct allegations against Ghomeshi, but did little about it.

The report made nine recommendations to prevent similar problems in the future.

Ghomeshi was later charged with five counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.