A class action lawsuit was initiated alleging gender and sexual orientation-based harassment and discrimination within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP” or “Defendant”). The RCMP, while not admitting liability, has agreed to a settlement of this lawsuit. A Federal Court class action has been certified on consent for the purpose of settlement.
The settlement provides compensation of $10,000 to $220,000 to Class Members who were subjected to gender based harassment or discrimination any time from September 16, 1974 to July 5, 2019 by RCMP personnel. Conduct covered by the settlement includes, but is not limited to:
You are a class member if you are a female (or publicly identify as a female) who worked or volunteered in an RCMP controlled workplace supervised or managed by the RCMP. Below are examples:
Note: excluded from the class are individuals who are primary class members in Merlo and Davidson v. Her Majesty the Queen, Federal Court Action Number T-1685-16 and class members in Ross, Roy, and Satalic v. Her Majesty the Queen, Federal Court Action Number T-370-17 or Association des membres de la police montée du Québec inc., Gaétan Delisle, Dupuis, Paul, Lachance, Marc v. HMTQ, Quebec Superior Court Number 500-06-000820-163.