After resigning the position in April and accusing the university administration of systemic discrimination, former dean of law at Lakehead University Angelique EagleWoman is suing the school for constructive dismissal and employment discrimination.
The statement of claim, which was served on Nov. 20, says the university undermined her authority and effectiveness, creating a “poisoned” work environment, forcing her to resign. EagleWoman, who had been at the school from January 2016 until April 2018, says she was not given sufficient resources to carry out the law school’s mandate and micromanaged in a “demeaning and paternalistic” manner by the university administration.
Eaglewoman is suing for $2.67 million, including for damages
equivalent to her salary and benefits as dean and tenured professor for
the period remaining on her contract and until age 71, for future salary
if her contract had been renewed, moral and aggravated damages and