Performance Appraisals: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Jason Janoski and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP
- Missouri law does not generally require employee performance appraisals in private employment. Certain exceptions apply for employers such as in-home senior service providers and child-placing agencies. See Performance Appraisals Requirements.
- Missouri law recognizes employee claims of defamation. However, employers may have a qualified privilege with respect to certain communications. See Defamation Concerns.
- Missouri's service letter statute was enacted in response to employer blacklisting practices. See Blacklisting Prohibition and Service Letter Statute.
- Missouri has developed standards for performance evaluations of state employees. See State Employee Performance Appraisals.
- Missouri courts recognize negligent retention and supervision claims. See Negligent Retention Claims.