Thursday July 2, 2020

Tread carefully when supplying a reference

You have no legal duty to give a reference, but if you decide to, you must be accurate and truthful

6th March, 2016
If you decide to make a will make sure it's accurate and truthful Pic:iStock

As the labour market has become more buoyant, employers may more frequently find themselves faced with exiting employees seeking references.

Most employers are happy to give some support to an employee who has worked well, but what about an employee who has not?

Generally speaking, employers are not legally obliged to provide a reference. However, any employer who decides to provide a reference owes a duty of care to an existing employee to ensure that...

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