Employees’ work is dull and uninspiring? Sorry, that’s not grounds for a lawsuit

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Most people want to do meaningful, satisfying work. But many jobs are just routine, boring and not particularly inspiring. Employers have no obligation to provide a perfectly harmonious workplace in which everyone is satisfied and fulfilled, knowing their work is important and makes a larger ­difference.

Recent case: Jena worked as a trainer, developing educational ­programs for other employees at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern Cali­­for­nia. She was trans­­ferred into the position after settling two sexual harassment charges with her employer. She received a cash payment, a transfer from her previous position and the promise of meaningful work in her new job.

However, she shortly became dissatisfied with the work and her working environment. She complained, for example, that she had to work in a cubicle containing a post, which made arranging office furniture challenging. Jena thought she should have instead be...(register to read more)

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