Sharpen your pencils and put on your thinking caps. Here’s a list of “adverse employment actions.” Or maybe not. See if your definition of “adverse” jibes with that of our court system. If it doesn’t, you may just be in for some adverse legal action of your own.
- Three senior employees had their chairs taken out from under them. Adverse or not?
- A female employee suffered an ankle injury, but her boss wouldn’t give her a special parking permit for four days. Adverse?
- Two black employees were switched out of office jobs to ditch-digger positions, with no loss of pay or benefits. Adverse?
- A Jamaican employee had his job title changed from project engineer to mechanical engineer. Adverse?
Definition at work
Before we give you the answers, you may have your very own question: Why do I need to know what constitutes an adverse action and what doesn’t?
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