X for 'X' Employees- Giving ReferencesPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 20 November 2012
Kiera Lee, writes:
Unlike so many other areas in employment law the position on references is not subject to continual change. There a few issues employers should bear in mind when asked to provide a reference for a former employee.
Do I Have to Give a Reference?
There is no general statutory obligation to provide a reference. There are some exceptions to this including some employees in the financial services sector where it is compulsory to provide a reference to confirm they are fit and proper to carry out their role. Contractual terms expressly providing for the giving of references are uncommon but the obligation may arise where it is the employer’s custom and practice to give a
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