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I received a negative review, no prior warning of any performance problems, and no remedies to address such issues during or after receiving the performance. Mostly overly subjective statements, some I consider demeaning, and all of it can be disputed with facts. Also, during the phone conversation with my manager, he implied the negative review was retaliatory for an email exchange we had late in the year. I believe it is possible the negative review could be race related, but unable to judge on my own. What might be such criteria?
I didn't say the negative performance review was because of my race, but stated it is possible.
How can one prove the negative performance review was because of one's race, unless the manager made statements toward that conclusion. And what would those statements be?
I can prove the claims in the performance evaluation are false, but that the manager made these false allegations because of my race may be harder to prove.
But what else could it be?
I believe that is true as well and could very well be the case. This is why I sort expert advice. I don't want to make assumptions. When I contact HR, I want to have a forceful response.
I've also read it is illegal to retaliate for unrelated job performance reasons, like the email exchange I stated earlier.
There's something motivating this manager, and its not the facts.
I just need to find all of my options.
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