Popular Cordova Bay grocery store, Red Barn Market, is currently under the spotlight due to a proposed class-action lawsuit.

According to a CTV News report, two former employees are pressing charges against another ex-employee who allegedly filmed them in a washroom and posted photos of the women in various states of undress online.

The lawsuit names former Red Barn Market employee Matthew Schwabe and Red Barn Market as the two defendants.

One of the plaintiffs was 15 years old when she was first hired, and the other was 17.

The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2014 at Red Barn Market at Mattick’s Farm, after which still photos from the videos were uploaded to a Russian “revenge porn website”.

Video recording device in the employee bathroom

According to the two women, the videos were taken on a recording device that was placed in the employee bathroom which was also available to customers upon request.

The women only found out about the photos after being alerted to their existence by police officials as part of an investigation in 2016.

The report also states that Saanich Police have an ongoing case against Schwabe that started on January 30th, 2016, after a victim came forward with allegations of him filming female coworkers in the staff bathroom.

No formal charges yet

Saanich Police’s statement to CTV News expressed that in the past, a suspect had been arrested and released, and no formal charges had been laid against him.

The plaintiffs also know of six other women who were victims of the alleged voyeurism in the washroom and have included this in their claim. They are also looking to find anyone else who may have been victims of the same crime.

They are also suing Red Barn Market for damages due to “negligence resulting in an invasion of privacy”.

Updates

According to a Times Colonist report, a total of nine victims of the same incident have been located and contacted by Saanich Police officers so far.

The lawsuit names former Red Barn Market employee Matthew Schwabe and Red Barn Market as the two defendants.

The police investigation is currently ongoing.