Keep It Legal! By Diane Gold
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.
—Mark Twain, American icon, steamboat pilot, and author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
In a legal battle, even emerging as the winner may feel like a half-hearted victory. So much time, money, and emotion may be invested that just concluding the case can feel like a win. Prepare performance appraisals carefully and you’ll sharply reduce the risks.
Performance appraisals can be challenged on their own, or used as evidence in legal battles tied to other types of employment decisions. The appraisal itself might be challenged if an employee believes it contains language detrimental to his or her career, reputation, job ...