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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