What happens an employee takes issue with their performance review and HR gets caught in the cross fire? HR’s role is to back the business, writes Suzanne Lucas, but that doesn’t mean they always have to support the manager doing the performance review. If a manager is known to have their own performance issues, or if an employee can document discrepencies between their performance and the review, then maybe the employee stands a chance at getting their review reconsidered. Otherwise? Don’t bet on it.