Thank you. Not all forms of retaliation
are against the law. And, it's not illegal to be a poor manager or to be unfair in every aspect. You just cannot be treated unfairly because of your gender, age, disability, etc. If there are personality clashes, however, the law does not prohibit unfair treatment
From the facts you've described, you are dealing with a poor manager. Thus, your option is to prepare a written rebuttal of the negative performance evaluation, present it to HR, and ask that your rebuttal be included in your personnel file.
In other words, the manager has not violated any laws. However, you can dispute
the characterizations by writing out your side of things and asking that your side be included in your personnel file.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business!