Performance Appraisals: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- With respect to performance appraisals, employees may file claims based on defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. However, employers have numerous defenses to these claims. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- West Virginia has laws requiring equal pay for equal work, as well as prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of disability, age, religion or pregnancy. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- West Virginia law prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in protected activities. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
- West Virginia law allows individuals to bring claims for negligent hiring, retention or supervision of an employee under certain circumstances. See Negligent Hiring and Supervision.