RCMP Class Action - Notice of Settlement Approval
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September 17, 2020
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL
RCMP Gender and Sexual Orientation Based Harassment and Discrimination Class Action
Did you experience gender or sexual orientation-based harassment or discrimination while working or volunteering with the RCMP?
You may be eligible for compensation.
lf you are a female or identified as a female and work or volunteer with the RCMP, or did so in the past, you may be eligible for compensation.
On March 10, 2020, the Federal Court approved a settlement of the class action Tiller v. Her Majesty the Queen. The class action concerns allegations of gender and sexual orientation-based harassment and discrimination within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ("RCMP").
Who is Eligible for the Settlement?
You are eligible to participate in the settlement if you are a Primary Class Member as defined below and have experienced gender or sexual orientation-based harassment or discrimination while working or volunteering with the RCMP. The Class is defined as:
Primary Class Members: current mid former living Municipal Employees, Regional District Employees, employees of non-profit organizations, volunteers, Commissionaires, Supernumerary Special Constables, consultants, contractors, public service employees, students, members of integrated policing units and persons from outside agencies and police forces who are female or publicly identify as female and who were supervised or managed by tile RCMP or who worked in an RCMP controlled workplace during the Class Period ( defined as September 16, 1974 to July 5, 2019):
* 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, und Satalic v. Her Majesty the Queen, Federal Court Action Number T-370-17 or Association des mcmbres de la police montec du Quebec inc., Gaetan Delisle, Dupuis, Paul, Lachance, Marc v. HMTQ, Quebec Superior Court Number 500-06-000820-163.
Secondary Class Members: any Child or Spouse of a Primary Class Member who has a derivative Claim in accordance with applicable family law legislation.
What are the Terms of the Settlement?
The settlement provides six levels of compensation ranging from $10,000 to $220,000 for Primary Class Members who experienced gender or sexual orientation based harassment or discrimination while working or volunteering with the RCMP during the Class Period. Compensation is available for Secondary Class Members where the Primary Class Member's Claim is assessed at either of the two highest severity levels.
The settlement claims process is independent mid confidential; tl1e RCMP will not be told if you file a claim to tile settlement.
The settlement claims process is also non-adversarial. Lower level claims are assessed through a paper process. Claimants with higher level claims will be interviewed by a female assessor. There is no hearing, and claimants will not be cross-examined.
How Do I Make a Claim?
Primary Class Members must submit a confidential Claim Form together with all supporting documentation to the settlement administrator on or before January 12, 2021.
Primary Class Members whose claims are approved at either of the two highest levels will be provided with a Secondary Class Member Claim Form.
Anyone who has opted out of tile class action is not eligible for compensation under the settlement.
View the Class Action Notice here.
For More Information and to Obtain a Claim Form
To obtain or file a Claim Form online, go to www.rcmpsettlement.ea. You may also contact the office of the settlement administrator at:
RCMP Class Action--Office of the Administrator
8 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON, Canada, MSH 0A9
For more information about the terms of the settlement, or if you have questions about your claim, contact Class Counsel:
Klein Lawyers LLP
firstname.lastname@example.org 1385 West 8"' Avenue, #400 Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9 www.callkleinlawycrs.com
email@example.com Millennium Tower, Main Floor 101, 440 2nd Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 5E9