I wonder if there has ever been a disparate treatment case where an initially insubordinate but ultimately obedient employee is compared with a "yes man" who ultimately fails to actually do what he says he will. Would it be appropriate to cite Matthew 21?
28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, `Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' 29 And he answered, `I will not'; but afterward he repented and went. 30 And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, `I go, sir,' but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Last week's post on a Jon Hyman inspired vineyard parable here, and next week will be the last of three parables on vineyards.