A Negative Job Reference Can Lead to a Claim
Philip B. Phillips
Providing negative job references to prospective
employers about one of your former employees could constitute unlawful
retaliation in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the
When you receive a phone call from a company looking for information on a former employee that was a less than stellar employee, or worse, fired, do you?
(a) Ignore it. (b) Confirm only the fact of prior employment and dates. (c) Give a truthful, negative reference.
Most employers do either “a”...