After more than 12yrs of being considered among top performers in the company with several promotions in between, I had a new boss that obviously did not like me.
The recent performance review by my manager (who is based overseas) for 2013, I was given "below target" rating, but without supporting documented evidence. In our company, this would mean I am rated at the bottom of my peers. I am sure that I am not a low performer as my boss can't show any particular proof or evidence, nor a direct feedback from teammates and other superiors who can see my daily performance. This is the very first time I was given a "below target" performance assessment and that I need to improve or else I can be terminated for just cause.
If I resign or get terminated for authorised cause (retrenched), the money I will get is quite significant. If they terminate me for just cause, I may get nothing.
So need expert legal opinion how to handle this.
1. How to legally contest the assessment of my manager who sits overseas?
2. Does my previous 12years of above average performance have any bearing in this argument?
3. What case can I raise in this case? Against my manager, and against my company?
4. What should the company legally do if they want me out? So I know what to watch out for.
Thanks a lot.