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Performance Appraisals: Arizona

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Paige A. Martin and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Arizona employers should not make defamatory statements about their employees while issuing performance appraisals. See Defamation.
  • Arizona's civil rights laws bar employers from basing performance appraisals on an employee's membership in a particular class. See Discrimination.
  • Arizona employers must comply with the performance appraisal policies in the employment contract. See Employment Contract Breach.
  • Employers must not invade employees' privacy when conducting performance appraisals. See Invasion of Privacy.
  • Employers may not conduct or use performance appraisals in a retaliatory manner. See Retaliation.
  • Arizona employers may be sued for negligent retention in certain circumstances. See Negligent Retention.