Workplace complaint levelled against sitting UCP MLA, says caucus

One workplace complaint has been filed against a sitting UCP MLA, says a caucus spokeswoman.

“The matter was addressed by the Legislative Assembly Office according to the processes outlined in the respectful workplace policy,” said UCP caucus spokeswoman Christine Myatt in a statement Friday. “The matter is complete and all concerns have been addressed.”

The statement was a response to a question from Postmedia on whether any UCP MLAs have been accused of inappropriate behaviour, including sexual misconduct.

Myatt said she didn’t know the details of the complaint and couldn’t release further details.

On Thursday, the premier’s office said two sitting NDP MLAs have been accused of sexual misconduct since 2015.

The complaints did not come from people in caucus, said Cheryl Oates, the premier’s spokeswoman.

“In both circumstances, the alleged behaviour took place outside the workplace,” Oates said in a statement.

“In order to respect the privacy of the complainants, further details will remain confidential.”

She said third-party investigations were undertaken in each case and the resulting recommendations were implemented.

“In neither case was criminal conduct alleged. In both cases, the investigations concluded that the behaviour could be addressed through education and instruction,” she said.

“For the people who brought forward these complaints, the issues were serious, and — as in every case involving allegations of inappropriate behaviour — they needed to be heard and addressed.”

Oates told reporters about the complaints following a news conference where Premier Rachel Notley addressed bullying allegations within the NDP.

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