• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Former boss’s good reviews don’t prove new boss’s bias

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training,Performance Reviews

Some bosses are tougher than others. But when a new boss suddenly gives a lousy performance review to an employee who is used to getting good reviews, the employee may try to blame the change on the new supervisor’s alleged bias.

Absent other evidence, that won’t prove discrimination in court.

Recent case: Thomas Finn was promoted after receiving good reviews from his supervisor. His new boss wasn’t nearly as pleased with Finn and demoted him back to his former position. Later, the new supervisor gave Finn poor reviews for the job in which he had previously been rated highly. Eventually, Finn was fired for poor performance.

He sued, alleging age discrimination and held up the old reviews as proof.

But the court tossed out the case, saying he needed more than that to prove discrimination. (Finn v. J.B. Hunt, No. 07-4851, DC NJ, 2009)

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/9930/former-bosss-good-reviews-dont-prove-new-bosss-bias "

Leave a Comment