I recently rec'd a write-up from my employer re: performance issues. This came as a complete surprise to me, especially as I was recently given a raise. I am a part-time employee in New York working in a health-care field. I want to provide a rebuttal to the write-up, but am reluctant to inquire why I got a raise if there are performance concerns, as I do not want the raise to be rescinded. Please advise. I have been am employee at this company for almost 10 years.
1 Answer from Attorneys
I don't think this is a legal question. If you actually had your raise taken away after your wrote a response to the negative review, then yes I'd said it might be an employment law question. But as it stands now I don't really see any legal issues here.
I'd just give advice from my experience as an employee and an employer: take the performance review as an honest assessment of your work performance, and do everything you can meet your employer's expectations in those areas they thought you were deficient.
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