Class action lawsuit against RCMP now involves about 400 women alleging harassment

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RCMP logoFemale officers and civilian employees join former Cpl. Janet Merlo in sexual harassment suit

By Natalie Clancy, CBC News, May 31, 2015

Nearly 400 female RCMP officers and civilian employees from across Canada are asking a B.C judge to certify a class action lawsuit filed by Cpl. Janet Merlo over sexual harassment and gender discrimination at a hearing Monday.

“My name is on there, but there’s 400 ladies standing behind … from nine provinces and all the territories” said Merlo, who is so far the only named plaintiff in a case that has been making its way through the courts for three years.

“It speaks to a problem that’s systemic and that’s nationwide” Merlo said.

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