Performance Appraisals: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael R. Galey, Fisher Phillips
- Employers are not required to give their employees performance appraisals under Pennsylvania law. See Conducting Performance Appraisals.
- Employers may not take into consideration an employee's membership in a protected class, or engagement in a protected activity, when completing a performance appraisal. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- Pennsylvania employers enjoy qualified immunity from employee claims with respect to job references or disclosing information about a current or former employee's job performance. See Defamation Claims.