Leading personal injury law firm Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP in Victoria, BC files proposed class-action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and assault of female and LGBTQ members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
It is alleged that the institutional culture of the Canadian Armed Forces fosters an environment in which constant exposure to assault and harassment is the norm, and it is a lack of effective leadership from the top that permits this pervasive culture to fester.
Nicola Peffers, who trained and deployed out of CFB Esquimalt, is the first of many members of this class action lawsuit.
The purpose of this lawsuit is to change this culture systemic abuse and to provide survivors with a safe, open and confidential space to speak their truth. We owe our service members better when they proudly sign up to serve their nation and receive abuse and assault in return.
If you are or were a member of the CAF and witnessed or suffered from sexual harassment or abuse and would like to speak with us in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment, please call or email us below.
This class action is being pursued on behalf of the women, men, and LGBTQ members of the CAF who suffered and may continue to suffer from sexual harassment or abuse.
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