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
Failure to provide employee with reasons for releasing him on probation does not support inference of unlawful motive. Employer’s failure to give probationary, “at-will” employee a reason for dismissal does not indicate unlawful motive in the absence of evidence that employer was required by law, policy or past practice to do so. Where employer’s practice was not to give probationary employee a reason for releasing employee on probation, failure to do so did not support inference of unlawful motive.