Certification and Settlement Regarding the Canadian Armed Forces

November 25, 2019 – The Federal Court (which as concealed the name(s) of the judiciary involved) approved a settlement regarding class action lawsuits initiated by seven former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as current and former employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) and Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, who experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation (“Sexual Misconduct“) in connection with their military…

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Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Military Respond to the Government’s attempt to Strike their Claim

urvivors of sexual harassment and assault in the Canadian Armed Forces in two proposed class action lawsuits against the Government of Canada served their evidence this week responding to Canada’s attempt to strike their claims. These class actions seek compensation for the Government’s failure to protect them from sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based discrimination during their service. The Government of Canada has been the subject of a number of similar class action lawsuits in recent years. In 2016, it reached a settlement with RCMP members who had been sexually…

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