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CANADA – A female RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer in British Columbia has filed a second lawsuit against the national police force over sexual harassment.
Const. Karen Katz is suing the RCMP and Canada’s attorney general over sexual abuse allegations dating back to the late 1980s.
Katz filed a separate sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this year against fellow officer Baldev (David) Singh Bamra and the provincial and federal governments over similar allegations.
In her most recent statement, Katz contends a superior referred to her as a security risk and claimed she was infatuated with outlaw motorcycle gangs and biker men.
Katz, who has authored four books on outlaw biker culture, alleges was subjected to “offensive, humiliating and demeaning” sexual comments. However, none of her allegations have been proven in court.
Aside from Katz, several other current and former female officers have accused the RCMP of sexual harassment in a class-action lawsuit. Sexual harassment lawyers claim up to 150 women may come forward with harassment and discrimination accusations in the police force.
Sexual harassment is a serious crime, but unfortunately, many cases go unnoticed because victims are afraid to come forward. It is important for all sexual abuse victims to know that doing nothing about the situation almost guarantees it will continue or escalate. Victims of unwanted sexual conduct are encouraged to seek help from a sexual harassment lawyer to fight for their rights and ensure they obtain compensation for their pain and suffering.
Sexual harassment attorneys work hard to rid your workplace of hostility and fear. If you have been subjected to or witnessed someone be verbally or physically sexually assaulted, seek legal help immediately to ensure the offender is brought to justice. File a case with a sexual harassment attorney today.