I started in my current position in October 2016 reporting to a female supervisor. In December 2016 I was transferred to a male supervisor (I had the same title and job). In January 2017 the entire company (myself included) began working on their performance reviews for 2016. I submitted mine. In February 2017 everyone had their face to face meeting with their supervisors. Mine met with me and told me there were no issues and stated I would get the same % increase as everyone, that the company did a flat rate. I never saw or signed a review document. In March 2017 I revived notification that my supervisor had input comments into the performance review system. I read them and I received a negative review with a "needs improvement" rating and no examples of where my performance was bad or feedback. I met with HR, they met with my supervisors and then we all met. They apologized for the review slipping through the cracks and gave me an updated job description. Now HR is saying I am pushing the issue by asking them to change the review rating since they already said it was mistake and that it wasn't correct.
Do you feel there was any discrimination motivating the decision to hide the review from you?
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Mr.White is correct. You will have to decide whether to push it. If you get chance to sign it making notes on parts you disagree with is good idea. Otherwise keep copies and decide whether at will employment is worth pushing it.
To the extent you feel as though the negative evaluation was a product of gender discrimination, you should contact a local employment attorney in order to discuss your options to pursue a potential claim.
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