“The Fifth Circuit has suggested that an extended gap of time between the plaintiff engaging in a protected activity and an adverse employment action can cut against a finding of retaliation. Mayberry v. Vought Aircraft Co., 55 F.3d 1086, 1092 (5th Cir. 1995) (noting that an interval of several years between the adverse action and engaging in a protected activity may be evidence against retaliation). That said however, a five to six month time lapse does not negate a finding of causal connection as [Employer] suggests. In fact, the Fifth Circuit has found that fourteen months was not legally conclusive proof against retaliation.”


Crutchfield v. Railserve, Inc., 2014 WL 1831186, at *7 (M.D. La. May 88, 2014) (Brady, J.).