Hydro One has rehired an employee it fired earlier this year after he defended the practice of yelling "fuck her right in the pussy" into reporters' microphones.
The incident became national news and Hydro One, Ontario's electrical transmission company, fired Simoes shortly after he was identified as an employee.
"There is an arbitration process in place. Hydro One made its views very clear. This matter was resolved through the arbitration process," Hydro One said in a brief statement.
Many Canadian reporters have spoken out about how frequently they are targeted for abuse during live TV hits, saying FHRITP incidents happen on a weekly or even daily basis. It's usually young men screaming it at female reporters.
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