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...

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