The Federal Court has approved a settlement between the RCMP and 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 the RCMP or who worked in an RCMP controlled workplace during the Class Period. This settlement does not include 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, and Satalic v. Her Majesty the Queen, Federal Court Action Number T-370-17 or Association des membres de la police montée du Québec inc., Gaétan Delisle, Dupuis, Paul, Lachance, Marc v. HMTQ, Quebec Superior Court Number 500-06-000820-163. The Class Period runs from September 16, 1974 to July 5, 2019.
Details of the settlement can be found on the settlement website at www.rcmpsettlement.ca and on Class Counsel's websites at www.callkleinlawyers.com and www.higgertylaw.ca. The settlement provides for a claims process and payment of compensation to class members with meritorious claims as determined by an independent assessor. Any class member has the right to make a claim under the settlement without fear of retaliation for doing so. To be clear, there is to be no retaliation against anyone for making a claim under the settlement. Any act of retaliation will be treated seriously and sanctions may be imposed commensurate with the circumstances and seriousness of any retaliatory action.