Performance Appraisal Legal Considerations

Conduct employee performance reviews in a fair, consistent, and legally-compliant manner

Legal considerations in performance appraisals ensure fairness and compliance with employment laws, besides safeguarding against potential legal disputes. Understand all the legal aspects surrounding performance appraisals and easily navigate the complexities of performance evaluations while minimizing the associated legal risks. Keep yourself well-prepared to implement the best practices in performance appraisals that uphold legal standards and contribute positively to your organizational culture.

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Course Outline

Performance Appraisal Legal Considerations
1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   Performance Appraisals
  • Purpose of the Appraisal: Is it Just to Punish?
  • Protected Classes: Is it to Discriminate?
  • Documentation: Quantity vs Quality (The Critical Evidence)
  • Legal Considerations are for Now & the Future
  • Handout: Performance Appraisal Checklist for Managers
  • Scenario
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   Conclusion
  • Assessment
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Resources
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback

About The Instructor

James Galluzzo

James Galluzzo is the principal consultant and owner of HRJ Strategies, LLC, a company providing leadership training and development to help businesses maximize their human capital potential. He has over twenty-five years of human resources, leadership development and strategic planning experience.

Formerly an HR subject matter expert for the United States Army, James has served in a variety of military and civilian HR positions. He has provided his expertise to small private sector companies and government agencies.  James has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Mathematics and an MBA. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), and a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

James is the author of a comprehensive study guide for the SPHR and PHR certification exams and has been an Adjunct Instructor at the college level, teaching non-traditional students business concepts and strategic communications. He also serves on the National Executive Council of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA), a military-affiliated, professional organization, as Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs. 

His purpose in teaching this course is to offer some basic strategies to help others improve their  workplace by creating a strong, positive, working environment.

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