Yes, an employer can ask an employee to remove their Glassdoor review, but the employee is not obligated to comply with the request. Glassdoor provides a platform for employees to share their opinions and experiences anonymously, and they have the right to express their views as long as they comply with Glassdoor’s terms of service and community guidelines.
However, there are situations where an employer may attempt to address the concerns raised in a review and work towards resolving any issues. In such cases, they might request that the employee remove or update their review as a gesture of goodwill or as part of a resolution process. Ultimately, the decision to remove or modify the review rests with the employee.
It’s important to note that retaliating against an employee for leaving a review on Glassdoor or any other platform could potentially be illegal in some jurisdictions, as it may be seen as an infringement on the employee’s right to free speech or protected activity. Laws vary by country and region, so employees should be aware of their rights and consult local labor laws or seek legal advice if they feel their employer is acting inappropriately.