We are an employer in Florida. Are we required to give an active employee a copy of something from their personnel file

An employee has asked for acopy of their performance review. Their supervisor reviewed it with them and had them sign it. Is it a law that we are to give them a copy of anything they have signed?

Melbourne, FL -

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Jonathan Edgar Pollard

Jonathan Edgar Pollard

Employment / Labor Attorney - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Generally, no.

There is no federal law that governs employee access to their personnel file. This is a matter of state law. Some states have created such a right. Florida is not one of those states. So, in Florida, an employer is not generally required to provide an employee with access to or copies of documents in a personnel file.

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