Given the facts you have provided here, it appears that such action would be lawful unless the state took the adverse employment action against you and furloughed you due to your membership in a protected class. You would have to show that the state had a discriminatory animus because of your protected class and took the adverse employment action against you due to that animus.
Also, technically, the employer only has to send you copies of the documents in your employment file that you actually signed. As to those that you didn't sign, you are entitled to schedule an appointment to review the other documents in your file at your employer's place of business or some other agreed upon place. I wouldn't do this without a lawyer present though.
Typically a reassignment to a less desirable position constitutes an Adverse Employment Action sufficient to support that element of a cause of action for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy.
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I just want to say that I love your question and how you phrased it, as well as the context.
A question of law is simply one that the trier of fact is not asked to answer. The jury or judge, in a bench trial, is the trier of fact and makes the determination as to which facts are found. A question of law is: given those facts, what does the law require in that set of factual circumstances that the jury or judge or a dryer of fact found to be true.