Because of the indifference to the culture of long-term sexual assault and discrimination, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Monday (July 8) that it had reached a settlement with some non-police staff, contractors and volunteers and paid about 100 million in compensation. On behalf of lawyers, Patrick Higgerty, a lawyer who participated in collective claims, called on more victims to stand up on Monday. He believes that the number of claimants will exceed 1,000.
Last Monday they announced the settlement of litigation compensation with Klein Lawyers LLP, a law firm. They said that after the 100 million sexual harassment settlement case was reached three years ago with the victim policewoman, the Mounted Police again and some Reconciliations reached by city staff, contractors, and non-profit-making volunteers working with the police include all employees who have experienced sexual harassment or bullying in the Mounted Police Force since September 16, 1974. According to the RCMP’s record, the day was the date when the Mounted Police allowed women to join the police for the first time. By the end of July 5 this year, about 41,000 women had worked in non- police-related positions.
Compensation is divided into 6 grades from $10,000 to $220,000
He pointed out that women who were harassed or discriminated against during this period may be eligible for compensation. The amount of compensation that individuals can receive is divided into six levels according to the degree of misconduct, ranging from $10,000 to $220,000. Patrick said that since the release of the reconciliation message, many women who have been harassed and sexually assault have bravely stood up. He encouraged more victims to apply for claims, although this did not completely solve the problem, but to make up for the damage they suffered in the best possible way.
Patrick believes that more victims will join in the future and that the claimant will exceed 1,000.