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Performance Appraisals: Wyoming

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC


  • Performance appraisals can be used against employers in particular situations. However, employers can also use performance appraisals to overcome employee claims. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
  • In certain instances, statements made in the context of a performance appraisal can give rise to an implied contract for continued employment. See Implied Contracts.
  • Poor performance evaluations can be used by employers to overcome a claim of retaliatory discharge. See Retaliatory Discharge.
  • State employees must undergo performance appraisals. See Public Employee Requirements.
  • Wyoming employers enjoy immunity from claims arising from providing job references, with certain exceptions. See Job Reference Immunity.