|Performance Reviews : The How and Why|
Performance Reviews : The How and Why
October 24, 2019
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Performance reviews are often dreaded by both management and their employees, but their importance cannot be ignored. They are one of the most important tools by which employers advise their employees of expectations, provide feedback (both positive and negative) on past performance, and offer praise, encouragement, guidance, and opportunity for improvement. Performance reviews are also one of the most critical pieces of evidence that can make or break a wrongful termination lawsuit. This session will address the legal and practical implications of giving (or not giving) performance reviews, and provide guidance on how to give positive and constructive feedback designed to help employees achieve there fullest potential.
Ms. Sinnott represents employers and organizations in a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and employee classification issues in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level, as well as before governmental agencies such as the California Labor Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also advises employers on issues of hiring, discipline, termination, leaves of absence laws, overtime compensation, and development and implementation of policies and procedures. She represents and works with employers in a diverse group of industries, including education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and the public sector.
Ms. Sinnott is also a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and specializes in investigations involving claims of hostile work environment, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.