No, it very much does.
We are not cavemen to assign labels to people based only on external outcomes. Ever courts take emotional state and other circumstances into account.
The court might take your emotional state into account when you murder someone, but if they’ve got you dead-to-rights you’re still going to prison.
Does Rick deserve to get blacklisted? No. Would I have been incredibly upset if they named the individual? Yes.
Did Rick deserve to get fired even though they basically set him up to get fired? Yep, he still does.
Did Rick react inappropriately to a horrible situation? Yep, he did.