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What Constitutes an "Adverse Action" in a Valid Retaliation Claim?

A key component of a valid whistleblower retaliation claim is the demonstration of an "adverse employment action," which many employers believe includes only statutorily explicit actions (e.g., termination, demotion or harassment). S. Jeanine Conley (Shareholder, Littler Mendelson) explains, however, that courts have asserted that a far broader range of employment actions may constitute actionable retaliation.

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