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Performance Appraisals: Louisiana

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

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

Author: Christine P. Corrigan, CPC Writing Services


  • Generally, Louisiana law does not restrict private communications, including performance appraisals, particularly when those communications are kept confidential between management and the employee. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
  • With respect to performance appraisals, employees may file claims based on defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. However, employers have a number of defenses to these claims. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
  • Louisiana law prohibits employment discrimination on several bases, including race, color, sex, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, sickle cell trait, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
  • Louisiana law protects from retaliation those employees who have engaged in protected activities. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
  • Louisiana law allows individuals to bring claims for negligent hiring or negligent retention of an employee under certain circumstances. See Negligent Retention.
  • New Orleans has requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.