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Performance Evaluation and Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

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The solution must be based on a recent lawsuit of my choice which involves wrongful termination allegations and performance management. I would like someone to start by discussing the purpose of performance management and analyze how it was applied in this case. Also, please touch on the legal issues that arose from this company's performance management system. I appreciate any help I can get, and I'm just looking for a page to get me started. Here's the link: http://www.skoler-abbott.com/tainted-performance-reviews-put-employer-on-trial/

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The purpose of performance evaluation is to assess the performance of employees. The purpose is to manage performance, align the employee's efforts to the department's mission, and avoid the ineffective use of employee skills. The purpose of performance evaluation is to inform the employee of his performance. It also sets goals, identifies areas where employees can be developed, and set standards for employees. Performance evaluation helps motivate ...

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This solution explains how performance evaluation can lead to wrongful termination lawsuits. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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