I am a Canadian Police Officer who served in [federal police service] in [province] and majority with the [municipal] Police Service. I was a training officer, worked in the detective’s office, drug squad and homicide. After I came forward with a sexual harassment complaint about my Staff Sgt I was isolated and intimidated out of my workplace. I spent my own finances funding a Human rights case that lasted 6 years from start to finish. I was asked to sign three NDAs by the [municipal] police board as they told me there was no one else but me complaining about toxic workplace for women. I knew prior to my case of at least one who singed NDA and other policewomen during my case. I won a Landmark Human rights case as signing an NDA would not create the change I was looking for within policing. Since then, my precedent case is being used by multiple police officers and other employees for their human rights cases to not have to sign NDAs. It took the [municipal] police force 7 years to admit there is a system they keep separate that tracks these complaints however it is kept secret to protect the victims none of these are being filed under VICLAS where predators known or unknown of sexual abuses are to be reported to national database.
Inquiry launched into alleged sexual harassment by union leader
21st September 2022