You should conduct regular appraisals of your employees’ performance for two important reasons.
First, periodic and competent appraisals reduce the opportunity for a discharged employee to claim unfair treatment. The appraisal process alerts an employee to what you expect of her, where she is deficient and how she can improve her performance.
Second, the appraisals constitute documented proof of unsatisfactory performance that will help you justify employment decisions.
To make your appraisal system effective, consider adopting the following guidelines:·
- Review your evaluation techniques. Your performance standards should be quantifiable, not subjective. Standards for individuals performing the same job should be applied evenhandedly.
- Emphasize to supervisors the importance of truthful and accurate . Supervisors are often overly lenient when it comes to rating
- Small businesses: Check to see if you're too small to be sued
- Discipline worker who complained of bias--if warranted and consistent with past practice
- Texas Minimum Wage Act
- Show your defense cards early in the lawsuit game
- Is it a personality conflict or discrimination? Let investigation guide your response