Voluntary Job Transfer Can Be Adverse Action: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 6:33 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a transfer can be an adverse employment action that gives rise to a bias claim, even when the employee has requested the transfer, reviving a discrimination lawsuit against the Kalamazoo County Road Commission.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court reversed a summary judgment win for the commission on race, national origin and age discrimination claims brought by former employee Robert Deleon, holding that the transfer of an employee can constitute an adverse employment action, even if it does not...
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Case Information

Case Title

Robert Deleon, et al v. Kalamazoo County Road Commissi, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Civil Rights: Jobs

Date Filed

October 23, 2012

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