A makeup artist who worked at Global News British Columbia is alleging sexual harassment in the workplace by anchor Chris Gailus, according to documents obtained by CANADALAND. Dawne Koke is also claiming the Canadian Human Rights Commission wrongfully tossed discrimination and retaliation complaints over the alleged sexual harassment she suffered at the station in the seven-year period between 2006 and 2013.
Koke filed a notice of application in the Federal Court of Canada in Vancouver on May 12, seeking a judicial review of the Commission’s decision to close her complaints this past April. This is Koke’s fourth attempt at going through official channels. Before going to CHRC in October 2014, she attempted to file a grievance with the union in 2013, but it wasn’t pursued.
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