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Performance Appraisals: Maine

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

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

Author: Glenn Israel, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson, PA


  • Maine law recognizes employee claims for defamation. See Defamation.
  • Under Maine statutory law, employers who provide job references are presumed to be acting in good faith and are generally immune from civil liability. See Job Reference Immunity.
  • The State of Maine prohibits employment discrimination based upon broader categories than those covered by federal law. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
  • Maine law prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in protected activities. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
  • Maine courts have not directly addressed claims for negligent hiring and retention. See Negligence Claims.