“I’ve heard that you’ve encountered the Chancellor’s story that I’m having well being points and never capable of work,” the worker wrote to Kathleen Neset, then-chair of the State Board of Larger Schooling, in a Jan. 15, 2016, e-mail obtained by the Herald. The worker described Hagerott’s story as a “nonsense story” and informed Neset “it’s extremely damaging and completely unacceptable to have the Chancellor telling folks that my capability to work is restricted due to a medical situation.”
The worker included a breakdown of his earlier week on the workplace as proof that his most cancers analysis and remedy had not affected workflow. He additionally famous his grievance was “only a corrective” and advised the SBHE chief that there was “no motion needed.”
The worker didn’t remark Monday on his earlier communication to Neset. The Herald has omitted the worker’s identify as a courtesy to guard the privateness of his medical info.
In an e-mail response to the worker, Neset wrote that “it sounds and seems that you’re very wholesome and took care of this most cancers one of the simplest ways attainable.” However, she added, “to be fairly trustworthy, the chancellor continues to reference your well being challenge as a priority.”
Neset ended her e-mail with reassurance that she would “defer to you in your right and trustworthy evaluation” and stated she anticipated the worker to proceed his work.
She didn’t reply to a Monday request for remark.
The e-mail grievance helps one piece of a set of labor allegations just lately introduced towards Hagerott by his former chief of employees Lisa Feldner, who additionally served as a system vice chancellor till Hagerott fired her “with out trigger” in mid-September. Feldner filed paperwork Nov. 17 with the North Dakota Division of Labor and Human Rights alleging the chancellor had created a hostile work setting within the NDUS workplace since his 2015 appointment by sustaining discriminatory practices based mostly on gender, age, well being standing and in any other case.
Along with her claims towards Hagerott, Feldner has additionally alleged Neset and present board Chair Don Morton have been knowledgeable of poisonous circumstances early on however responded inadequately.
In a 17-web page narrative outlining her accusations, Feldner wrote the chancellor had been “telling a number of people that (the worker) was too ailing to work very exhausting.”
“This seems to have been an try and drive (the worker) out by way of false claims linked to his well being standing,” Feldner said, alleging that Hagerott “was repeating such claims as late as…