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ABSTRACT: Title VII plaintiffs need not show “significant” harm arising out of adverse employment actions to state a claim, Supreme Court holds.

In a long-awaited and highly anticipated opinion, the Supreme Court held that a Title VII claimant alleging a discriminatory job transfer must only show that the transfer caused “some” harm with respect to the terms and conditions of her employment. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the high court rejected the heightened standard adopted by the Eighth Circuit requiring “materially significant” harm, as being contrary to the law’s plain language.

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