Performance Appraisals: Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Christine Zebrowski, Overbrook Law LLC
- Just as the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act apply to performance appraisals, so do the nondiscrimination requirements of Virginia law. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- Retaliation against an employee for making a complaint or for otherwise engaging in protected activity related to discriminatory conduct in the workplace is an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
- Virginia has a law against employment discrimination on the basis of disability that applies to all employers, regardless of the number of employees. See Virginia Disability Discrimination Law.
- Employers are prohibited from requesting, requiring, soliciting or administering a genetic test as a condition of employment. See Genetic Testing.
- Defamation, slander and libel are all treated the same under Virginia law. See Defamation, Slander and Libel in Performance Appraisals.
- Virginia law recognizes common law, or nonstatutory, claims of invasion of privacy. See Invasion of Privacy.
- Virginia recognizes claims for negligent hiring and retention. See Negligent Retention and Negligent Hiring.
- Virginia law contains a number of whistleblower protections. See Virginia's Whistleblower Laws.