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Foley & Lardner - Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of August 22, 2011)

A Negative Job Reference Can Lead to a Claim of Retaliation By 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 Family Medical...

It’s Not Illegal to Give a Negative Job Reference, But…

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”...