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  • May 19, 2009, 01:21 PM
    Can I get a copy of my performance review?
    It would only make sense that workers have a right to a copy of their performance review to learn what needs improvement.

    I am curious because management has given me oral notice of my performance review results, but did not supply me with a copy for my records. Now that I am applying for jobs, I would like to put a portfolio together of all of my accomplishments. I supposedly received a perfect score on the review.

    However, when returning to my former employer for a copy I was rejected based upon the reason that the document is internal and confidential. Is there any validity inthis claim?
  • May 19, 2009, 01:46 PM

    If it is that companies policy to give all reviews orally and not in writing, even to some, then you are out of luck. However, if they gave some folks a printed copy and now refuse you they are open to a legal challenge. However, think about it, if you had to sue them over this might they add an addendum to your old review,
  • Jun 2, 2009, 08:26 PM

    Legally you can request a copy of your employee file, but rather than wasting time and effort fighting them on this, a recommendation letter from a supervisor or manager would be a good substitute.

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