RCMP workplace harassment cases are showing high numbers in Alberta.
Details have been released regarding a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP. The workplace harassment case will pay out $100 million to the women with eligible claims. According to the press release from Higgerty Law in Calgary, a large portion of the claims were from women who were harassed or discriminated against in Alberta.
Claims from the class-action suit go back to the mid 1970’s. The compensation will range from $10,000 to $220,000 per person. Lawyers for Cheryl Tiller, Mary Ellen Copland and Dayna Roach say the settlement opens the door to potential claims for thousands of women who worked in non-police roles. Higgerty Law in Calgary says that this is not just a Calgary issue.
“This is not Calgary-centric. This is about the fact that we believe there are a lot of claimants who developed their claims while they were working in Alberta,” says Principal Counsel Patrick Higgerty.
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