“Drawing reasonable inferences in Plaintiff’s favor, however, Ross’s alleged action, coming on heels of Plaintiff’s complaints of discrimination, and culminating in her termination, is sufficient to raise an issue of material fact as to Plaintiff’s retaliation claim. Said a different way, Plaintiff has offered sufficient evidence that but-for her report to Ross of the allegedly discriminatory actions of Ross, Anderson and co-workers, she would not have been placed on unpaid leave and, ultimately, terminated.”
Garcia v. Garland Ind. Sch. Dist., No 3:11-cv-502-N-BK, 2013 WL 5299264 at *12 (N.D. Tex Sept. 20, 2013) (Godbey, J.).