A former RCMP officer who allegedly suffered years of sexual harassment while working in Alberta, is still waiting for a class-action lawsuit to be certified.
Krista Carle is one of the hundreds of female Mounties who claim they’ve suffered harassment on the job.
“Madam Justice Gropper still hasn’t rendered her decision yet. We’re hopeful maybe in the next month or so.”
She has been waiting for an answer since 2011, but she says they’re not ready to give up.
“You see a lot of awful things in policing and I guess you expect better behaviour from members that you work with, and it’s disappointing and it definitely takes a toll on you. At this time there’s over five hundred women involved in the class action lawsuit in B.C. alone, and those numbers grow weekly.”
She says unless the culture changes, complaints will continue to surface.
“It still bothers me. I would’ve loved to have stayed in for 25 to 30 years, but I simply had to get out of the organization because it was making me sick.”
Former RCMP Corporal Catherine Galliford reached an out-of-court settlement in her sexual harassment lawsuit at the beginning of May.