Q: After my first mediation meeting, I was placed on a second PIP by my supervisor and demoted. Is this retaliation?
A: It depends. Proximity in time to the employee's protected activity is one factor a court may consider- though generally insufficient by itself. In simple terms, the question is really whether the adverse employment action (new PIP/demotion) was justified by the facts- or was motivated by (caused by) retaliation. It may be worthwhile to amend the EEO administrative complaint to include new alleged retaliation.
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