Mounties get their report

11 recommendations around harassment from commission
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/26/2013

The RCMP has been dogged by allegations of an unhealthy work environment, particularly with claims of sexual harassment by female members.

But is the criticism justified? Yes and no, according to a report from the Commission for Public Complaints (CPC) Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The commission looked at 718 harassment complaints filed between 2005 and 2011, representing 2.5 per cent of all RCMP employees. Forty-four per cent of the complainants were female and 49 per cent were male, while 23 per cent of the respondents were female and 71 per cent male.