EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; EVIDENCE OF UNLAWFUL MOTIVATION; NEXUS – Cursory Investigation
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504.08000 – Cursory Investigation
Failure to conduct adequate investigation of employee’s involvement in unauthorized barbecue prior to disciplining employee for allegedly organizing the event established nexus between protected activity and disciplinary actions. Reliance of second-line supervisor on first-line supervisors to conduct investigation of employee performance in preparing disciplinary memos did not cast suspicion on employer’s motives.