Channel Nine sets up helpline for employees after Burke allegations

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:18:54 PM. Channel Nine establishes a helpline where employees can access an independent counselling service.

Channel Nine logo Photo: Channel Nine has announced a helpline for employees. (Supplied: Nine Network)

In the aftermath of allegations around TV personality Don Burke, Channel Nine has established a helpline where employees can access an independent counselling service and report instances of "past behaviour" within the organisation.

CEO Hugh Marks announced the news in an email to staff, saying the organisation "can and will take steps to ensure that former employees, perhaps with old grievances, are supported".

Mr Marks said any matters which are raised and require further action will be addressed appropriately either internally or, if required, externally of Nine.

"In light of the appalling allegations this week of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct by Don Burke I wanted to write to all staff to reaffirm Nine's commitment to maintaining a culture that is inclusive, supportive and respectful," Mr Marks said.

"As much as we might like to sometimes we unfortunately cannot rewrite history.

"… It is fundamental that as a team we all share some simple expectations. And it is in this context that we all accept our role in ensuring we have and maintain a culture that has zero tolerance of inappropriate workplace behaviour.

"Everyone is entitled to come to work at Nine confident that our workplace is safe and that inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with effectively."

The counselling will be provided to former employees without charge.

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