EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; EVIDENCE OF UNLAWFUL MOTIVATION; NEXUS – No reason or Inconsistent Reasons Given; Shifting Justifications
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504.07000 – No reason or Inconsistent Reasons Given; Shifting Justifications
District's failure to give teacher an opportunity to improve program shows teacher treated in a disparate manner. Purported justification of "anonymous complaints, safety considerations and [school's] low test scores" unsupported by any other evidence and found not credible therefore support an inference of unlawful motivation. Even if afterschool program was deficient in some manner, terminating program coordinator fifty-seven days after first putting her on notice of such deficiencies, clearly supports a conclusion District's actions were not the result of a routine, arms-length personnel decision.