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When Negative Performance Reviews Constitute Retaliation

Did you complain to your employer about discrimination or harassment at work? And shortly after that, did you receive a negative performance review?

Typically, a negative performance review alone is not enough to establish a retaliation claim against your employer under California's employment laws. However, a negative performance review may be sufficient to support a retaliation claim if your employer subsequently used the negative performance review to substantially and materially change the terms and conditions of your employment. For example, on the basis of the negative performance review, did your employer transfer you to a less desirable position at work? Or alternatively, on the basis of the negative performance review, did your employer deny you a promotion? If so, you may have a viable retaliation claim under California law.

If you believe that you have been subjected to retaliation, call ((916) 612-0326) or email (contact@finleyemplaw.com) Finley Employment Law today. We serve clients throughout California, including Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Granite Bay, and Elk Grove.

The information in this blog post is for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Instead, you should speak with a California employment attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.


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