1) Is my annual evaluation at work, which will go into my file and follow me throughout my career, considered a legal document?2) I'm supposed to sign to acknowledge receipt. Do I have to sign it if it is blatantly not "True and accurate" to the best knowledge of the evaluator? He chose (seemingly out of spite) not to complete an entire section which brought down my point total by 20 points (these points wil be used to rank workers in order of rehire for next year). He also included a blatantly false statement that was completely heresay from another employee.(Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX)
Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer!I am sorry to learn of your experience. Whether your sign it or not, that evaluation will go into your file. If you disagree with some things in it as being untrue, you can write what you dispute and ask that your employer include your written rebuttal in your personnel file.These are your rights under Michigan's Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Law.It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances. But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things. Please let me know if there is anything else I can provide to give you excellent service!"
Okay, thanks but "is it considered a legal document and held to certain standards", such as being expected to be true and accurate?
It's not defined in that fashion under Michigan's law relative to personnel records. It's not made under oath. It's not like an affidavit or sworn testimony.Again, if you disagree with the contents of it Michigan allows you to write a written rebuttal and have your rebuttal included in your personnel file.I hope this helps to clarify things.
Okay. That's what I needed to know. Thank you.
You are most welcome!
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