Most employers provide references for their employees and ex-employees.
Often they will feel obliged to concentrate on the positive aspects of an employee’s qualities, and will omit mention of negative aspects. However, should a new employer recruit the employee in reliance on the contents of the reference, they may have a claim against the previous employer for any inaccuracies! Also, an employee may have a claim against a referee who costs them a job if they can show that the contents therein are inaccurate or a result of some form of unlawful discrimination. We can help you formulate a reference policy for managers and supervisors to minimise the exposure of your business to such claims.
For further advice contact our team direct or talk to your usual contact in the firm.