EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; EVIDENCE OF UNLAWFUL MOTIVATION; NEXUS – Departure from Past Practices or Procedures

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504.00000 – EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; EVIDENCE OF UNLAWFUL MOTIVATION; NEXUS
504.03000 – Departure from Past Practices or Procedures

Although retired teacher status was an explicit qualification for the support provider positions in the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Program pursuant to the BTSA guidelines, the school district removed this qualification in its vacancy notice, opening the hiring process to school district employees only, thereby disqualifying charging party from the selection process; this departure from past practice constituted circumstantial evidence of unlawful motive.