RCMP Racism Class Action
Klein Lawyers has filed a class action lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) on behalf of racialized individuals who currently work or formerly worked for or with the RCMP. The suit was filed on July 7, 2020 by former RCMP aboriginal constable Margorie Hudson.
Ms. Hudson is the proposed representative plaintiff in this action. She alleges the RCMP subjected herself and other individuals to systemic racism within the force. Specifically, she alleges that she and other racialized members of the RCMP were harassed and discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour or religion. Ms. Hudson was subjected to and witnessed racist comments, derogatory remarks and double standards.
The RCMP breached Ms. Hudson’s and other members’ Charter rights and failed to ensure the police force is an environment free of racism. This proposed class action seeks to hold the RCMP accountable for their behaviour.
If you work or worked with or for the RCMP and would like to receive updates about this lawsuit, please complete the following online form here.
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French information on this proposed class action for racism in the RCMP, can be found on the website of Klein Avocats Plaideurs Inc. Klein Lawyers LLP and Klein Avocats Plaideurs Inc. are co-counsel in this case.