adverse action

Adverse action is when an employer, employee, contractor, or industrial group does something that might be illegal, depending on why they did it. For instance, it could be firing someone for participating in a strike.

Adverse action refers to actions that are potentially unlawful, depending on their underlying reasons. This broad term covers actions by employers, like firing or demoting an employee, or by employees, like going on strike or making complaints, which may breach employment laws if done for the wrong reasons. It's crucial to understand the context and motivation behind these actions to determine their legality.

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