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Workplace Issues: 2nd Circuit holds that humiliating acts can constitute adverse actions

What is an adverse action for the purposes of a retaliation claim? Can a single act of humiliation constitute an adverse action? In a recent case, Kirkweg v. New York City Department of Education, 15-1917-cv, decided by summary order on Feb. 16, 2016, the Second  Circuit addressed these questions. Kirkweg, a school principal had brought and settled ...