Boca Raton, FL asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Florida

Q: I lodged a discrimination complaint about my manager and had received 2 discipline statements since. Retaliation? Or not

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: In order to constitute retaliation, a complaint of discrimination must result in what's called an "adverse employment action." This is a legally defined term and includes such actions as termination, demotion, a cut in pay, or a transfer to a less favorable job. However, disciplinary action, of itself, is not considered an adverse employment action unless it results in one of the listed actions.

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