10.4 CIVIL RIGHTS—TITLE VII—DEFINITION OF COMMON TERMS
This subchapter contains instructions defining the following terms: (1) "Adverse Employment Action" (Instructions 10.4A.1 and 10.4A.2); (2) "Tangible Employment Action" (Instruction 10.4B); and (3) "Constructive Discharge" (Instruction 10.4C). These phrases can be applicable to more than one of the various Title VII claims described above. Use the instruction applicable to the particular basis for Title VII recovery that the plaintiff is pursuing.
Instructions 10.4A.1 and 10.4A.2 contain different definitions of "adverse employment action." The definitions are for retaliation cases and disparate treatment cases, respectively.