My friend Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center shares this beautiful quote that I will be using in briefs for my clients:
"Today’s employers, even those with only a scintilla of sophistication, will neither admit discriminatory or retaliatory intent, nor leave a well-developed trail demonstrating it. ... It is a simple task for employers to concoct plausible reasons for virtually any adverse employment action ranging from failure to hire to discharge."
Raymond v. U.S.A. Healthcare Center-Fort Dodge, LLC, 468 F. Supp.2d 1047, 1054 (N.D. Iowa 2006).