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Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Adverse Actions

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Can an employee sue under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to challenge a lateral transfer, even if the transfer doesn’t result in a loss of pay? According to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the answer is yes. Employers transfer employees, or take other actions, for a variety of reasons. Until recently, as long as those decisions didn’t significantly or materially affect the employees’ terms and conditions of employment, they didn’t have a viable discrimination claim. That standard is no longer the law of the land. Now, if there was “some harm” as a result of

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