Former TA Shepherd files $3.6M lawsuit against WLU

June 15, 2018

Lindsay Shepherd is suing Wilfrid Laurier University. While a teaching assistant in 2017, Shepherd was reprimanded for screening a clip in which Jordan Peterson debated gender neutral pronouns without denouncing his views. Shepherd’s recording of the meeting prompted a public outcry, after which the university apologized to Shepherd. According to the Waterloo Regional Record, the lawsuit seeks $3.6M in damages, stating that attacks on Shepherd's character have left her unemployable in academia. “Wilfrid Laurier University has received notice of Lindsay Shepherd's statement of claim, which is one perspective of a legal matter issued in pursuit of a financial claim," the university said in a statement.

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