Canadian Armed Forces Male Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Military
This class action alleges sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation (“Sexual Misconduct”) in connection with their military service and/or employment with the Department of National Defence (“DND”) and/or Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces (“SNPF”).
The Settlement Administrator may extend this deadline by 60 days due to a Claimant’s disability, or other exceptional circumstances. Claimants should contact the Settlement Administrator immediately if this applies to you. If you have questions about this, you may also contact Class Counsel to assist.
You are a Class Member, and are included in the settlement, if you are a current or former CAF member and/or DND/SNPF employee who has experienced Sexual Misconduct, as per the following definitions:
“CAF Class Members” have been defined as follows:
All current or former CAF members who experienced Sexual Misconduct up to and including November 25, 2019, who have not opted out of the Heyder or Beattie Class Actions.
“DND/SNPF Class Members” have been defined as follows:
All current and former employees of DND and of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, who experienced Sexual Misconduct up to and including November 25, 2019, who have not Opted Out of the Heyder or Beattie Class Actions.
“Sexual Misconduct” means the following, in Connection with Military Service for the CAF Class and in Connection with Employment for the DND/SNPF Class:
i. Sexual harassment;
ii. Sexual assault; and/or
iii. Discrimination on the grounds of sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
“Eligible Class Member” is defined as a Class Member who was alive as of March 15, 2019, and whose application for an Individual Payment is approved in accordance with the provisions of the Final Settlement Agreement.
Further information about how to complete the Form is available on the Administrator’s website.
Claimants can address questions to 1-888-502-7455 or email us at email@example.com, or to the Administrator directly at:
Epiq Class Action Services Canada Inc.
Attention: CAF-DND Sexual Misconduct Class Action Settlement
P.O. Box 507 STN B
Ottawa ON K1P 5P6