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D.C. AG Worker Failed to Show Lateral Transfer Denials ‘Adverse’

Feb. 19, 2021, 6:37 PM

The District of Columbia was properly granted judgment on sex bias and retaliation claims by a female employee in its attorney general’s office over the denial of her multiple requests to be moved to a different unit, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.

Circuit precedent dating to 1999 establishes that an employer can’t be liable under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act for denying a worker’s “purely lateral” transfer request unless the worker shows a loss of pay or some other adverse consequence flowing from the denial, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said. ...