Performance Appraisals: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services
- Kentucky law does not restrict private communications involving performance appraisals. However, employers may be held liable if employees are prohibited from sharing performance appraisal information, or if employers disclose certain information to a third party. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Employers have defenses to employee claims of defamation or invasion of privacy for information that is disclosed relating to a performance appraisal. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Kentucky employers have some legal protection when they provide job references. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Kentucky law protects employees from discrimination in numerous ways. Performance appraisals should never indicate that adverse action is taken for any reasons that are protected by law. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- There are steps Kentucky employers can take to avoid claims of negligent hiring and retention. See Negligent Retention.