“During his deposition, [decision-maker] testified that he made the decision not to renew [employee’s] contract because ‘it came down to issues of trust.’ When explaining what issues of trust he had with [employee], [decision-maker] referenced, among other things, [employee’s] report in which she claimed he bumped into her. . . [a]ccordingly, when asked to explain the basis for his decision not to renew her contract, [decision-maker] expressly referenced a grievance [employee] had filed against him. Although –decision-maker] testified that ‘[i]t wasn’t the issue of the reporting,’ his testimony raises a fact issue as to whether the decision not to renew her contract was caused by her filing the grievance.”
Hague v. Univ. of Tx. Health & Sci. Ctr. at San Antonio, 560 Fed. Appx. 328, 337 (5th. Cir. March 28, 2014) (Benavides, J.).