Wednesday September 23, 2020

Reference points must be followed to the letter

Employers aren’t generally obliged to give references to a worker who is leaving, but there can be exceptions in certain circumstances

2nd December, 2018

Employee references have been the subject of litigation with somewhat surprising regularity. The legal position is that there is no general obligation on an employer to provide a reference to a departing employee.

However, an obligation may arise in certain circumstances, such as where it is an implied term of the employee’s contract that they will receive a reference by custom and practice, or otherwise.

In Britain, certain financial services employees are subject...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures

Tom Maguire | 4 months ago

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed

Hannah O’Brien | 9 months ago