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Performance Appraisals: Vermont

Performance Appraisals requirements for other states

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

Author: Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel & Shea PC


  • Performance appraisals, if done correctly, can provide good, objective measurements of an employee's performance and behavior. See State Law Issues.
  • Performance appraisals can implicate state law issues regarding defamation or retaliation. See State Law Issues.
  • Employers should pay careful attention when reviewing performance of employees with disabilities or who have taken leave under Vermont's Parental and Family Leave Law. See Disability or Family and Medical Leave Issues.