EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; ADVERSE ACTIONS – Transfer, Promotion, or Demotion; Work Assignments and Opportunities
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503.05000 – Transfer, Promotion, or Demotion; Work Assignments and Opportunities
Employer’s initiation of the contractual reassignment process by giving notice that it would be seeking to reassign employee due to repeated complaints about employee’s teaching methodology was sufficient to establish an adverse action. Even though notice did not threaten employee with loss of her job or a reduction in pay, it would be readily seen by a similarly-situated employee as an accusation of professional incompetence requiring a formal defense or, at minimum, likely affecting future employment decisions.