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tangible employment action

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As a quality control inspector for a major aerospace firm, I am/was responsible for quality issues in the manufacture of aircraft.
In the interest of cutting costs, the company doesn't feel the need for quality control personnel anymore (scary eh?)
Although I voted against it, my union ratified a contract that significantly changes my job. Instead of being an instructor/mentor/subject matter expert to my union brethren production workers, I am now lumped into the same category: production worker. This means I can now be forced to perform production work. In effect, it is a demotion, although there are no changes to salary or benefits. But I have lost the inherent prestige of being the Inspector.

I am aware that the language, "tangible employment action" is only used in reference to sexual harrassment cases, but since it is deliterious in nature, can some sort of legal challenge me made?

I work in Missouri.

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