Legal Aspects of Performance Appraisal

       It’s important for everyone to know their rights and obligations with respect to employment and performance management, appraisal and discipline. Here you’ll find various legal aspects of  Performance appraisal.

1. Performance appraisals should not be used in a merely punitive or retaliatory fashion. It is grossly unprofessional for a manager or supervisor to use the appraisal process to ‘get even’ with an employee who has displeased or upset them in some way.

2. Appraisals should not be used to discriminate against employees on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, pregnancy, or sexual preference.

3. Performance appraisal results should be fair, accurate and supported by evidence and examples. For instance, if an employee has poor interpersonal skills and is harming morale and group performance, the supervisor might keep a log of incidents. Co-workers may be interviewed and their views and reactions recorded. The nature and effects of the employee’s behavior should be documented. Continue reading

HR Legal Issues

Hi friends! How are you all?

Today I am going to introduce a boring yet important topic with you. I know most of you don’t feel comfortable with the words like Laws, Regulations, Code of conduct or Legal Issues. But there’s no scope to escape ! As much as any area of management, HR Management too is subject to wide-ranging laws and court decision.

These laws and decisions affect the human resource function in many areas such as employment opportunity, compensation and benefit, leaves, labor relations, and occupational safety & health in workplace, right of privacy, Sexual Harassment prevention and protection against unjust dismissal. Several major ones are summarized below:

        Equal Employment Opportunity