December 11, 2011 by staff
Mountie Lawsuit, Another B.C. woman has come forward with allegations against her former colleagues in the RCMP, claiming harassment drove her out of the force. Cpl. Elisabeth Couture has filed a lawsuit against the RCMP, accusing Mounties of demeaning and belittling her and forbidding her from making some work-related phone calls. When she complained, she claims she was told she was being watched.
“She was devastated,” Couture’s lawyer Marjorie Brown told CTV News. “She was very excited when she was awarded a promotion into the [Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service] unit, and to have it all go so badly has just had a terrible impact on her.”
Brown says the abuse wasn’t sexual, but Couture suffered through an atmosphere of fear and control.
“Cpl. Couture faced the problem of having the harassment face her at the hands of her superiors, so it was very difficult for her to achieve any resolution while she was working,” Brown said.
Couture joins a growing number of women who say harassment made their jobs with the Mounties unbearable.
Krista Carle, a former constable, is also suing the force and says she’s not surprised that other women like Couture have come forward with their own allegations.
“There’s a lot of people who have taken early retirement because of harassment,” Carle said.
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