“After describing statements in an email exchange about terminating plaintiff and how hard on business a sales’ rep’s extended medical leave can be, the court concludes, ‘These statements, in conjunction with Lentin’s testimony [about how the job did not have to be eliminated] and the plain language of the November 19 confidential letter, suggest that … Plaintiff’s continued role as IC manager was not definitely slated to end on July 1, 2011. This evidence, in conjunction with the temporal proximity … is sufficient.”
Hiltabrand v. Direct Energy, LP, 2013 WL 3480532 at *7-8 (S.D. Tex. July 10, 2013) (Lake, J.).