Performance Appraisals: Wisconsin
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Rebecca Kellner, Lindner & Marsack, SC
- An employee cannot bring claims for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress or invasion of privacy during his or her course of employment, but may have claims resulting from the circumstances of termination. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Wisconsin law has more protected classes than federal law and should be considered when evaluating job performance. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- Wisconsin employers should be aware of various retaliation prohibitions when making employment decisions, including those based on performance appraisals. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
- Wisconsin courts recognize claims of negligent retention, training and supervision. See Negligent Retention, Training and Supervision.