EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; EVIDENCE OF UNLAWFUL MOTIVATION; NEXUS – Cursory Investigation
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504.08000 – Cursory Investigation
An employer’s cursory or limited investigation of an employee’s alleged misconduct may be an indicator of the employer’s discriminatory intent. Employer’s investigation—which took several months and entailed collecting 4 to 5 witness statements, hiring an outside investigator, interviewing employee and multiple witnesses, and reporting to law enforcement—was adequate even though it may have relied in part on hearsay statements.