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Unfortunately, the general rule is that employment in the state of California is "at will" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated or modified for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a "legally protected trait" (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination/modification is fair, reasonable or even true.
So, there is nothing illegal about forcing an employee to transfer under the threat of termination based on allegations that the employee did not respect their manager. This remains the case even if the allegation is completely false.
Thus, while I truly wish I could tell you otherwise, the facts you have described would not typically give rise to a lawsuit or any basis for a legal claim. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
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