it is generally not illegal for companies to delete reviews from their own platforms or websites, as they have control over the content published on their platforms. However, when it comes to third-party platforms like Glassdoor, companies do not have direct control over the removal of reviews.
Glassdoor, like many other review platforms, has policies and guidelines in place regarding the removal of reviews. Typically, reviews can only be removed by the platform itself, and companies do not have the authority to delete reviews on behalf of Glassdoor.
It’s worth noting that deliberately deleting or manipulating user reviews on third-party platforms without the platform’s permission could potentially violate the terms of service or guidelines set by the platform, and may have legal implications. Additionally, intentionally misleading or fraudulent actions related to reviews can lead to legal consequences.
It’s important to consult with legal professionals who specialize in online law or defamation to fully understand the specific laws and regulations in your jurisdiction and the potential legal implications related to the management of reviews on third-party platforms.