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Performance Appraisals: Connecticut

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

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

Author: Amanda R. Gregurich


  • Connecticut has specific requirements and limitations with regard to negligent retention claims. See Negligent Retention Claims.
  • Connecticut has strict discrimination laws that expand on federally protected categories. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
  • Employers should exercise caution when evaluating an employee whistleblower's job performance. Employers should ensure that the appraisals are properly documented and internal procedures are followed. See Whistleblower Protections.
  • Connecticut law prohibits the blacklisting of any employees. However, employers may provide a truthful statement to potential employers of any employee's or former employee's job performance. See Job References and Blacklisting.
  • Connecticut employers have notice requirements under the amended Personnel Files Act. See Notice Requirements Under Personnel Files Act.