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Report criticizes BBC workplace bullying after suicide of journalist

An inquiry has criticized how the BBC handled the sexual harassment and workplace bullying complaints of former BBC radio reporter Russell Joslin.

Joslin’s suicide in October 2012 prompted the months-long inquiry led by a former BBC HR employee.

The BBC released a statement in response to the inquiry report apologizing to Joslin’s family and acknowledging “that aspects of the handling of Russell Joslin’s case were not good enough.” The BBC also promised to transform its “workplace culture.”

Joslin accused a former high-profile female radio presenter at the BBC radio station in Coventry of sexual harassment in 2007.

After he rejected her alleged sexual advances, Joslin claimed that she created a hostile work environment for him, and Joslin did not feel like he could complain to BBC management.

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