Employment lawyers and HR professionals generally preach that employees view “it’s not a good fit” to explain their termination of employment as code for discrimination or retaliation.
But yesterday, a federal court of appeals explained that this well-intentioned but often misconstrued rationale isn’t always a thinly-veiled, pretextual excuse to fire someone. Sometimes, people aren’t “good fits.”
The case involved a defendant that did not renew the contract of the plaintiff, a teacher, telling her that she and the defendant “were not a good fit for each other.”
The plaintiff subsequently sued the defendant. Among her claims, the