The Merlo Davidson Class Action concerns all women working or having worked at the RCMP after September 16,1974 who may been subjected to discrimination, intimidation or harassment based on their gender or sexual orientation in the course of their employment with the RCMP.
This includes regular members, civilian members or employees of the public service working or having worked for the RCMP. For the purposes of the Settlement Regular Member includes Regular Members, Special Constables, Cadets, Auxiliary Constables, Special Constable Members and Reserve Members, and Public Service Employee includes Temporary Civilian Employees.
If you are unsure about whether you fall within the scope of the class or whether what you have experienced is harassment or discrimination, please consult the Proposed Settlement Agreement. Both Primary Class Member and harassment are defined in section 1.01.
If you still have questions about whether you are eligible to make a claim you may consult a lawyer. The class action counsel in the Merlo Davidson class action are: Klein Lawyers and Kim Orr Barristers PC. It is important to note that you need not contact class counsel; you are free to consult a lawyer of your choice.
The Office of the Independent Assessor cannot provide potential claimants with legal advice on their eligibility.