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Employee Rights: Can I Sue My Former Employer For Giving Bad References?

Updated on April 21, 2016

Job Applicants Have Rights Too

Are you are working hard at getting a new job, sending out resumes, getting interviews, and being told you only have to pass a reference check, but then not getting the job? Multiple people have recently contacted me about this exact scenario wanting to know if the law provides them with any recourse at all. The answer is: YES! There are two ways that you can file a lawsuit against your former employer for giving out negative references about you. One way is by suing for defamation. A second way if by suing for discriminatory retaliation. Each way requires that you meet certain criteria, and neither way should be taken lightly. This Hub will cover suing a former employer for defamation. A second related Hub will explain suing a former employer for retaliatory discrimination. In brief, can sue for defamation if:

  1. Your former (or current) employer says untruthful things about you;
  2. To a company where you have applied to work;
  3. The company where you applied would have hired you had your ex-employer not said untruthful things about you; and
  4. You lose out on income as a result.

Number for may seem obvious, but if you were hired by a third company right away, for the same or more money, then you would not be “out” any income. You would not have a case because you would have no "damages."

Hiring Managers Often Avoid Calling the Former Employer's H.R. Department

What this means is that employers must give references that are completely accurate or they face being sued by former employees. This is the primary reason why so many companies today refuse to give out any information besides:

  1. Date of Hire;
  2. Date of Separation;
  3. Beginning Wage;
  4. Ending Wage; and
  5. Job Title.

Each of these five things is totally objective. A company can prove that it was completely accurate and truthful with your job references if it only releases these five things. Many companies refer all letters and telephone calls about references to their Human Resources Department, and the H.R. Department strictly follows the “name, rank, and serial number” approach to giving references. But many reference checkers purposefully avoid calling the human resources department because of this.

The End of an Employment Relationship Can be as Nasty as the End of a Marriage

What happens, then, is that a hiring manager from Company B will not call the H.R. Department of Company B, but instead will call around to get a hold of your former manager, or a lower level supervisor. Frequently line managers are annoyed by the H.R. Department always telling them what they can and can't do, and who they can and can't talk to. They feel put-upon by Human Resources, and they may also feel jilted by the fact that you left, or, they are still angry about your perceived short comings when you were working for them.

As a result, a lower level manager often decides on their own to tell the caller (the hiring manager from Company B) what a pain in the neck you were (not that you really were, but that's what the manager might wrongly believe). The larger the company, the easier it is to find someone, somewhere, who is willing to talk about you.  In this way, a bully boss or abusive manager can continue to come after you even after you have left the company.

Also, employment relationships are the closest thing we have to family relationships. Often companies proudly say “We're like family here.” And just like a divorce, the breakup of a working relationship can cause feelings of resentment, betrayal, anger, and a desire for revenge. A former manager will occasionally act on these feelings by “sticking it” to you through giving a very bad reference to a company were you applied, even though you don't deserve it.

Take Action and Dig for Evidence

If you suspect that a prior bully boss or abusive manager is trying to "stick it to you" by giving you bad references, you should take action.  Go to the company that did not hire you, Company B in our example, and ask for a copy of your application and all the notes that went with it.  Give them this request in writing, and specifically ask for interview notes and reference checks.

This will probably scare Company B, who will think you are about to sue them for discrimination because they hired someone else instead of you.  Keep a copy of your written request for yourself. If Company B does not comply, see an attorney about writing a letter on your behalf, or opening a case for you and subpoenaing your application records.

Another easier, cheaper, and sneakier way to check what is being said about you is to have a friend pose as a potential employer, and have your friend call and ask questions about you. Tell your friend to be chummy and not to take “no” for an answer. You can even find a friend who owns their own business do this so it is more legitimate.

After you establish that your former employer is saying something negative about you, you will have enough evidence to file suit, even pro se (meaning filing it yourself) if you need to. To win in court, however, you will need to prove each of the following elements to win your defamation case against your former employer:

The Four Legal Elements of Defamation

When you've completed your investigation compare your evidence (it does not have to be written evidence) to the following four elements that are required to prove that your former employer defamed you:

  1. "Publication..." -- this does not mean that your employer must write untruthful things about your past job performance in a book or newsletter. "Publication" in legal terms simply means "communication to a third party." Your former abusive manager satisfies this element by simply talking about you on the telephone to your potential employer;
  2. "...Of a false statement..." -- This is the element that employers try to avoid my only giving out name rank and serial number, which can be objectively proven true. But if some jerk you used to work for tells a potential employer anything negative about you that is subjective, then you can argue that it is false by using your entire employment record at the old company as evidence. You can also use oral testimony from your former co-workers as evidence. In other words, if your old manager describes you as anything other than a good employee then you will be able to argue that you were defamed.
  3. "...that harms your reputation..." -- This element is simple to prove. Just show that you did not get the job you applied for at the new company.
  4. "...and damages." -- Your damages are the equal to the salary of the job you did not get, from the time someone else was hired through to the present day. The only way you won't be able to prove your damages would be if you got some other job soon after finding you you did not get the one in question.

Defamation Can be a Powerful Weapon Against Your Former Abusive Boss
Defamation Can be a Powerful Weapon Against Your Former Abusive Boss

Conclusion: Defamation Can Be a Powerful Weapon Against a Past Bully Boss

As you can see, the four required elements of defamation match up almost perfectly with the process of a past employer giving you an unwarranted bad reference about you to a potential new employer.  This is what makes defamation such a powerful weapon that job applicants can use to keep a past bully boss in check, and ensure that he or she doesn't try to continue trying to hurt you even after the employment relationship is over.

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      Mark R. 8 years ago

      I have a question about this. Suppose an ex-employee really was terrible at their job and always had a negative attitude at work. If a potential employer then calls that person's previous boss and the boss tells the truth about the ex-employees performance, can they still be sued? How do you prove that the previous employer is telling the truth?

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      Undercover Lawyer 8 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Mark R., Yes, the employer can still be sued, BUT, the employer will most likely win the case IF the employer can PROVE the employee had a bad attitude and was terrible at their job. Because "bad attitude" is nearly impossible to prove in court I recommend that ex-employers never talk about an ex-employee's attitude.

      An ex-employer will only be able to prove that it "told the truth" about an ex-employee's poor performance if the employer has a well documented paper trail of poor performance by this employee. If, as an employer, you do not have a thoroughly documented record of an ex-employee's poor performance, then you shouldn't talk about it. And as you can tell, I would recommend not talking about it, period.

      A bad reference about an ex-employee is "fightin' words." Don't use fightin' words unless you want to fight.

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      Bonnie 7 years ago

      Should a terminated employee use a former bully boss as reference? Or, should only HR be used - if an employee was terminated?

      Also, by not using a former boss and using HR or a peer for a reference - does this send up red flags for a potential new employer?

      And, is there any advise for the terminated employee should the question be raised (to HR/bully boss)- Is the (old employee) eligible for re-hire?- and HR/Bully Boss states NO - What options does an ex-employee have?

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      Undercover Lawyer 7 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Bonnie, Ideally you don't use a former bully boss as a reference -- but some employees come from employers that don't have H.R. departments, don't use H.R. departments for references, or the old boss TRIES to sabotage the employee's future.

      Harry, Thanks for stopping by and agreeing. Obviously I think that my programing works "like nothing else does", but we need all the resources we can't.

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      Fay 7 years ago

      I left my job more than 2 years ago when my employer shut down the business. My boss had a lot of psychological issues and always was verbally abusive toward her employees. She said that she wrote me up a couple times because I had to leave work early due to cold or taking care of my child. Last year I had a few interviews which I was optimistic about getting a job at a few of them, but never heard back from them after reference check. Just recently, a former friend at the same place but a different department told me that one employee had heard many negative things from my boss about me, and wouldn't hire me if he was an employer! I appreciate your advice on this, as I have given up hope in finding a job and have chosen to sit at home for nearly a year now! It has put a deep emotional scar on me as I feel like my fours of education at a reputable school went down the drain because of a mentally unstable and mean boss.

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      eve 7 years ago

      I was recently laid off of work and had to sign papers to receive a severance package. I had transferred jobs and the job I had transferred to closed down that division after eight months. My paper trail is good, I was the top performer in both divisions for nearly two years. However, a management team member has been handing out bad references on my behalf to nearby companies. Can I still sue even though I signed papers to accept my severance?

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      Undercover Lawyer 7 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Eve, Yes, you can still sue for your boss giving out a bad reference that you did not deserve. The release that you signed ONLY covers events that occurred between the time you started working, up to the moment you signed. Actions the company takes after you sign the release are not waived by the release. Make Sense?

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      nurse 7 years ago

      I suspect my former employer has given me a bad reference and told my new employer that I made a hippa error. I have never been disciplined for one. Also, I believe they called my University and told them I had been googling staff at the University( which I did as they all do research that I am interested in.)How can I find out? If it is true what can I do? It has really upset my life and goals. I am almost certain.

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      Undercover Lawyer 7 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Nurse, You can have a friend who is a business owner call your former employer and "check your reference" to see what your former employer says. There are also services that will do this for you.

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      surviving CRAZY boss 7 years ago

      you can have a service call for you to collect evidence on a bad ex-boss - what a power trip the crazy and on medication one that I worked for is on... I will sue if he does not stop trying to sabotage my career.

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      No More Employer Bullying 7 years ago


      Claims against prior employers. Do not ask applicants if they have ever sued a previous employer or filed a claim with the EEOC. Such activities are protected, and you could get sued for retaliation if you decided not to hire an applicant because of such a lawsuit or claim. For the same reason, do not ask applicants whether they have ever filed a workers' compensation claim against any employer.

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      Undercover Lawyer 7 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Surviving and No More Bullying: Thanks for stopping by and adding your comments.

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      Lapis Lazuli 7 years ago from Seattle, Wa

      Undercover Lawyer, you are really nice. Really nice ! WOW.

      Thank you so much for writing this Hub, you actually answered a lot of my questions, with your comments as well.

      I am about to become a new fan of yours because you care. People like you remind me why the adversities of life can and should be surmounted.

      My last boss was the biggest bullie of them all. He fired me, one week before he was supposed to pay me my commission. I have a knack with international trade and I managed to have over $ 15,000 deposited in his bank account from 2 different buyers from France. Without contracts and without Letter of Credits.

      It has taken me over a year to get over it. Now I am about to seek a new career and I want to be able to talk about my experience with International Trade. However, I do not want any new employers to contact my former bullie nightmare of an employer.

      What do I say on my resume about the fact that I do not want any future employers to contact my former bullie nightmare ?

      Merci, Merci, Merci, you have given me an insight I most needed.

      Caroline Couture Taylor

      Seattle, Washington

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      nichole pete 7 years ago

      My name is nichole and my past employer is really sticking it to me. She has told two companies very untruthful information about me to them and i have lost both jobs, also she has said the same untruthful things to unemployment and I have now been disqualified because of her. What can I do i really need help. My email is

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      Shelia 7 years ago

      I went to work for a homecare agency about a year ago. To my surprise I loved taking care of disabled clients! I had no background or experience in this field. I was so sure this was my calling that Ireturned to school after 20 years and was working towards my LPN licence. Three months in I had enough credits to obtain my CNA certificate, and my Husband was suddenly laid off his job of 11 years.I decided to get my state certification in CNA and return to work to help get us through and return to school later. I was working part time for this company and was only getting 6 hours a week so I put in my notice immediately to look for a new job with more hours. My last day was july 10, 2009. The following thursday I received a letter from that employeer accusing me of trying to steel a patient from them and stating I was termminated on july 14, 2009,and to relinquish the client or face there lawyer! I tryed to contact them emediatly to straighten out this matter 12 times and they want take nor return my calls. I have put in 21 application so far and still haven't been hired by anyone! My friend Faxed a job reference form from his business so we could see if its a bad reference causing the problem and didn't even geet a response back! What should I do? Please help! Im out of Ideas!!!

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      jason 7 years ago

      I have a former employer who owes me 6 months of documented expenses. It states very clearly in my employment contract what is to be paid and when I resigned they refused to pay. I kept the laptop they provided to help recoup some of the money and since then my former CEO has called and emailed my new CEO saying I am not honest and threatening to sue there anything I can do to stop this? I have asked multiple times for them to pay my expenses and have provided the reciepts.

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      Alex 7 years ago

      I was curious if this law still applies for the situation I am in. Last year I had left a full-time job for school and had intentions of going back part time after schooling was over. The Assistant manager there had said I was always welcome back when I was ready. I recently re-applied and was then told that I was not aloud to come back due to the same assistant manager saying he did not like me. I had never been reprimanded when working there for the 2 years I was there in fact, had won many "awards" for being a good employee. They gave me no other reason for not hiring me and when confronting the Assistant Manager, he said that he had never said he did not like me. I found this to be a lie as he had told normal employees that he just didn't like me. I again tried to be hired back again recently as this assistant manager no longer works at this location and still received the same answer.Can I ask for proper documentation for reasons why I am not being rehired? Please help!

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      Angel 7 years ago

      The owner was not available when my prospective employer called and the ex co-worker that I had problems with when I left took it upon herself to give the reference of my employment as well as faxing a copy of the cps investigation report that I filed against her, needless to say I did not get the job.

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      Laura 7 years ago


      I handed in my notice 6 weeks ago as I was offered a new job. My prospective employer seemed so very pleased that she had chosen me over other candidates and invited me for a second informal interview to meet the team and chat to her about the job. It was all very positive and I was looking fwd to the role.

      However, I was due to start my new job yesterday but on Friday, I had a phone call from my prospective employer withdrawing my offer. Slightly last minute! Naturally shocked and upset I asked for the reason and she said something vague about my references flagging up some concerns. Something about how she suddenly felt that though the references were not bad, that she felt that I wouldn't like the job and that she had thought long and hard over this.

      It seemed strange to me that someone would spend all the money and time on recruitment and then withdraw so I feared someone had made a great allegation against me. I am also aware that my references were sent back very quickly so why the late decision? Not once did she raised any concerns with me. Not once did anyone pick up the phone to me and ask me questions so there I was tying things up and having a 2 week break in-between to find that I had no job.

      The company have since sent me a copy of my refercnes upon my second request and as I thought, the references were very good. However, there is one line from my first employer that says that I was frustrated when decisions had to reach a consensus as a team. What?? Surely, that's a subjective comment that she shouldn't have written and surely, that is not a reason to not hire someone? I have never been asked by my prospective employer why this was, I have just been jilted at the alter so to speak and now have no job and find myself joining the unemployment que. I have done nothing wrong. Do I have a case to sue someone here? Thanks!

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      kody 7 years ago

      I got fired back in July. I haven't been able to find work because my former employer is giving bad references. I am now homeless because of this. Can I sue them?

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      Undercover Lawyer 7 years ago from The Beautiful Northwest, USA

      Kody, So very sorry to hear this. Assuming the bad references are not true and accurate, then yes, you can sue them. For more info on finding a lawyer and proceeding from here check out

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      Bto 7 years ago

      I was terminated from my last job for supposedly breaking company policy..when I was called in and given my last check,I asked my manager if I could put her down as a reference she said yes, absolutely.. A couple weeks later I got a interview with this company whom was pretty much gonna hire me.. I got figure printed and the whole 9 yards.. The only thing they were waiting for was my personal references.. I found out that my old manager had given me a really bad reference.. I think she had set me up by telling me she was gonna give me a good reference then in return just doing the complete oposite.. Can I do anything or do j have a case?

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      Gary 7 years ago

      Do I legally have to list a job that I was fired from on my resume? It was due to retaliation, but I have no interest in trying to get the security tape as a former employee that would prove my case. While searching for a new job, I've heard others state they cared for another family member to account for their time off due to unemployment. In my case, I started a business and would rather say so than risk a bad reference ruining my chance for an interview. Thanks.

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      sindy 7 years ago

      I called in 12 hours prior to my shift, my employer stated they didn't have any replacement to cover my shift. This was the second time I heard that when I tried to call in. I explained to her that I would not be able to cover the shift, she told me to call her back. I called back and she didn't answer the phone. I called the next morning also four hours before my shift, their was no answer. Meanwhile I applied for a position at the hospital, I was to start on Dec 7 when I received a phone call something was on my background. I received a letter stating the ex employer informed the hospital, that I was a no call no show. They sent me a copy, the hospital denied me a job because of this. can i do anything about this.

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      Savannah 7 years ago

      I was fired from my job about six months ago and have been on unemployment. I have sent out numerous resumes and have had about eight interviews, but no job offers. I hired a company to check my references from former employer and like I suspected he is giving false information, such as: I had a nervous breakdown and went ballistic, coworkers nor patients liked me, bad attitude, and poor performance, (this is not true)! He was verbally abusive. I feel I was set up to be fired because he had to many employers working for him. Long story short I would like to find another job and move on, but he is obviously trying to keep me from working. Do I have a lawsuit and if so, how do I prove I did not get any of the jobs due to his negative references? Do I have enough evidence with reference check company to file lawsuit? I have sent him a letter stating that I am aware of what he is doing and asked that he stop doing this. I can remove him from my resume, but I have heard that I could be fired if new employer found this out. I have stated on my resume not to contact him, this does not look good to interviewers and they ask about it. He is my last employer so I would have to explain why I have not been working. Either way seems to be working. This is not fair that I will never work again because of this.

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      heather 7 years ago

      I found out yesterday from a former coworker that when the girl who does recruiting called my former employer for a reference that that she was told that I left due to going thru a bad divorce. This did not keep me from getting a job offer and working there for 3 years before being laid off last year. But it did devulge very personal information about me that had nothing to do with why I moved jobs. I cannot believe that a former employer would do that. Can I sue even though I got the job? The issue is really release of very personal information which was not even discussed by me in the workplace at all! Thank you.

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      mandy 7 years ago

      Hi I was dismissed from my previous job. I was going to take my former employer to tribunal for unfair dismissal but ended up settling out of court. One of the agreements was that a reference would be given that didn't state i was sacked.

      My current employer then phoned and asked for a refernce and was told i had been dismissed. My current employer is now going to let me go due to this.

      Do i have a case against my former employer

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      pilgrimkid 7 years ago

      My former boss put in my records that I did not give notice when I left even thou I handed her my resignation letter and sat down and spoke with her about it. That prevented me from getting rehired with the same company at a different location. The recruiter revealed this information to me when I called back after a phone interview. Can I sue for this?

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      Jessica  7 years ago

      My former boss told a potential employer and my current employer that I am on the "No hire list". This caused me to not get other jobs that I was qualified for -- and instead, landing me a job paying half of what I used to make.

      Is that illegal, for a former employer to tell a potential employer that I am on the "the no hire list"?

      Is there anything I can do about it so that I can attain at least a similar job to make up for the significant salary decline?



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      Jim 7 years ago

      Hello - My former employer's CEO contact my new employer's CEO on the phone and expressed a strong concern that I would share intellectual property with my new employer and advised my new CEO to keep a close eye on me. He then lied and said that the reason he was worried was because I did the same thing while employed with his company. I resigned from my old employer and they were not happy about it. Do I have grounds to sue them for defamation or something else for their actions. I was in the room with my CEO and heard the entire conversation.

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      Travis  7 years ago

      My past employer which I resigned from made a point to call my current employer and slader me which got me fired. I did not put that company on my resume at all as I was only there for 2 months. What can I do?

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      Nancy 7 years ago

      so I resigned from my company, I just couldn't tolerate the kind of Immaturity going on there so my ex collegue calls me up stating that the director of security is asking them to look through a video surveillance and questioning if some girl on the video was me (I guess he caught someone doing something bad)I left on good standing and I've never been accused of anything in my life,I feel sooo violated and happy that I left and it really is shocking to me that he would even think of me??? would this be grounds to sue for defamation??? I just can't believe it!

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      nothired32 7 years ago

      Is there a statue of limitations...I didn't get the job and was wondering when should I sue.

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      Luis Rodriguez 7 years ago

      I was Fired from my Job because they accused me of petty theft. i plead not guilty in court and after 6 months the case was dismissed. I applied for a new job where i was very qualified but was not hired. I found out from a friend that works at the company i was fired from that the managers were telling everyone why they fired me and made me look like i could not be trusted. Even now when i walk into the place I used to work in just to purchase something the employees comment and joke about my termination. Can I sue the company? And would it be worth it?

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      Smitty_Smith 7 years ago

      Undercover lawyer,

      My wife is having an issue at work where her former supervisor got demoted because of her work ethics (seems she is trying to pin all of her mistakes on my wife). Now her new manager which is good friends with her former supervisior is trying to get my wife in trouble. The first incident was where her new manager wrote her up for having to many sick days per her old supervisor, but my wife keeps copies of here timesheets and showed her new manager that the aqusations were not the same as her copies. Her new manager apologized to my wife and said that she would never do my wife this way again and the write up was taken out of her file. Then last week her new manager pulls here back into her office and writes her up, the write up was all BS and its seems that she is going on what here old super has said. So my wife refuses to sign her write up. My wife gets home and pulls up her copies of 1 on 1's from old supervisor and nothing matches on what her new manager wrote her up on. I'm saying she has specific dates pulled from her 1 on 1's that her new manager states from those were in her file. Nothing that she states is in her files, it is all good things her former super had said about her. This is a total lie. What should my wife do next? Go to HR and report her (She says that HR is always on the managers side) or what? We are in limbo at this point, she is ready to quit but she doesn't want to go out this way, I told her were gonna fight for her rights....She has been employed same company for 12 years with a flawless record. Please help us!!!!!!!!

      Thank you,


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      CHRIS1121 7 years ago

      In September 2009 I was put in for administrative review because I had too many absences. I had to write a letter that was put in front of HR and my peers. It was found that I disserved another chance. I corrected this immediately and even offered to work extra days to show my good faith. This then became an issue of the past. In October 2009 I was approached by pharmacy staff and I was told that I could either quit my job or by the end of the month they would fire me. I was told not to discuss this with anyone or it was expedite the process. If I made them fire me I was told that they would make it “hard” for me to find employment. Out of fear for my job, and knowing something was not right about this I then went to Human Resources department and I was told that pharmacy staff did not have the authority to terminate anyone. That would happen by the HR department. HR then asked for a few days then told me that I would receive bi-weekly reviews by staff member. This never happened as it was supposed to. I continued to work and only received 1 review where I was then told that I was showing improvement. This was my only review. On November 27 2009 I did pick up an Iphone along with many other pharmacy staff simply out of curiosity. I did not have the phone in my possession any longer than a minuet. Nor did I disable or log into any applications- it was a pick up and put down situation. As Hospital admitted in there report they have terminated another technician for disabling this phone. I did not disable or open any application of this phone. The pharmacy has many Iphones for the department. I do not agree that I jeopardized lives of any patient or property of hospital. I simply did not do this. There was no warning or chance to rectify my accused actions due to my past with THE HOSPITAL. It seems as if I have been easily targeted even though I had corrected my actions and attendance with improvement. There is a section under Conclusions (appeal no.87-07313-10-050487.) that suggests my situation is similar to a custodian that neglected used and contaminated needles laying next to a receptacle. This is a life treating situation. Holding an Iphone in hand for less than 1 minuet, again not opening any applications just simply viewing the phone as opposed to a contaminated needle is not.

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      Steve W 7 years ago

      I recently started interviewing for a position that I was HIGHLY qualified for (telecom sales) until the proces came to a screeching halt. The recruiter lied to me and told me that there was a hiring freeze when in there IS NOT. I just found out that a former manager from a company I worked at 5 years ago now works for the company I'm interviewing with and that he is the one who stopped my process in its tracks. 5 years ago, I was fired from that company for lack of sales performance and justifiably so. Given the fact that he poisoned the minds of his sales managers against me, do I have any legal recourse here?



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      Nick 7 years ago


      I am a physician assistant of 15 years experience. I work directly for emergency room contractors who place Doctors and Mid-levels in the ER. Last May my (employer) lost the contract with a particular hospital but picked up one in close proximity. After three months of trying to get credentialed at the new site I was told my application was being withdrawn because the ” board” would not approve me. No reason given. After applying with the new company to work at my original hospital. I called Hr to find out my status, and was told I would not be a good fit. Please advise. re ferreting out bad reference.since the bi- hospital board member is essentially anonymous.

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      ARON 7 years ago

      I am an RN, Im trying to get a second job with a local hospital company whom I worked for at a different location in the city, about 3 years go. the recruiter called me back after I orginally turned down the position and told me she thought I would be really good fit in their hospital, she asked me to reconsider and I did,

      when they checked my references my former nurse manager told them that I left with out notice. That is absolutley not true. I handed the letter 2 my boss but in the letter I told them I would have to leave 2 shifts sooner than the 2 weeks as I was having surgery. Both hospitals were in the same system so they can talk about former employees. Im sure she didn't tell her that I never ever missed a day of work or I never was late, can anything be done?

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      scottcanser 7 years ago

      I need to know if I have a case. One of the employees at a previous employer told a potential employer that I was fired for theft and arrested, both of which are not true. This employee of the previous employer is friends with the owner of the potential employer. The potential employer said he got this information from this person.

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      KC 7 years ago

      I worked for a police department for over 12 years. I had a very nasty experience with the HR Director of the City due to the fact that I stood up for myself and called her out on things she was doing inappropriately. I have since resigned and come to find out she is now giving me bad references with nothing to back it up. She is giving her version of what happened, which is completely inaccurate, to prospective employers. I have all ready lost one position due to this. What can I do?

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      JD 7 years ago

      I work in the sales industry and my previous employer/other sales reps are telling my old customer why I left to try and keep the business and not have them follow me to my new company. Is there anything I can do. All there statements are false as well.

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      Amanda 7 years ago

      I quit a job at a hospital 5 years ago. I left right before my shift started. They gave me a bad reference. They said that I was involuntarily terminated due to misconduct but I quit voluntarily. They also put on there that I was wrote up twice during the 5 years for attendence and that I abandon my patients when I had not even started working yet. They told my potential employer that I was angry about the assignment and left hospital as a result. I was told by my potential employer that they were resending my offer because of the negative reference my previous employer gave me. However they are only taking into consideration one persons side of the story. They were quick to tell everything I had done wrong but I think if you are going to state the negative, you should have to state the positive. Like they said I got wrote up for attendance but they never put that I work a ton of extra shifts to get rid of those absences. Is it legal for them to say that I was terminated due to misconduct when actually I quit.

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      Farooq Siddique 7 years ago

      Hi there i have been dismissed from work for a stupid thing i did, now when i apply for a new job will the new employer ask why i was dismissed , i have still to go to court regarding this and not been prosecuted?

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      Mr.Ramos 7 years ago

      Hi I was working for a Large small loan office as a manager in my small town. I have meet over 6 people that are or were customers of the loan office that have told me that the new manager has been saying I was fired not that I resigned. Also that I did things that were not cheated people out of money. I am afraid that word will get out about this lie and affect me if I get a job someware else. Can I sue the company or sue. the new manager

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      gracekayla 7 years ago

      a potential job called my past employer where I was laid off and told them I was out of work for a long time due to back problems. He is not a reference can I sue him for giving out my medical history?

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      Zball 7 years ago

      I did something that had the cops called on me. there were never any charges pressed... although I did the "crime" and returned the "goods" I was let go/quit... no formal papers were signed by me...if a prospective employer calls them can/would my old manager say that I was go for X purpose or just that I'm not eligible for rehire? what if my old boss says things that are true...and arguable... would they just cover their as$ and keep it to the basics?>

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      Albert 7 years ago

      I was fired two years ago for what i feel was a Wrong termination, I did not no my rights at the time, So call me dumb. But these years have passed and still not one call from a potential employer. Can my x employer use the term fired or terminated on a reference check?.

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      leegee 7 years ago

      What is the statue of limitations for a lawsuit against and ex-employer?

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      Jack 7 years ago

      My employer terminated me for no reason, gave me a severance package and a bonus double what I was supposed to receive. I heard that I got the blame for things that I did not do. The severance package includes me being black listed to 40 some different businesses. Nothing was explained to me, I have a clear file as far as I know. The severance package stated that they will only give out name, rank and serial number. But I am aware of two folks contacted in the company that said otherwise. They even offered me a big sum of money to move away. My Options?

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      Greg 7 years ago

      I am so happy I found this site. I have a major issue that I think has kept me from getting employed for almost 2years now. I am a truck driver by trade, and got into an incident back in Nov 2008. My license was suspended for a few months, and the company I worked for said I could come back after all my issues were fixed, in which they were. I tried for over a month to get back with this company, after which I was told they would not hire me. I decided then to go another company where I was told that everything checked out fine, but my former employer placed some discouraging information on my DAC report. When I contacted my employer to see what issue had arisen for them to tarnish my DAC report they would not tell me any specifics of why it was on there. What can I do? This issue may be ruining my life.

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      Kimberly 7 years ago

      If a previous employer called my new employer( using my uniform as a reason to call) and mentioned to my new supervisor that I had failed a uninary analyisis. I had in fact refused a UA from the old employer, not failed. Can I sue the old company for retalitory discrimination for calling after I had gotten the job and he is now trying to sabatoge my new employment?

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      tracey 7 years ago

      Is it legal for a previous employer to tell the new employer anything over the standard questions like hire/seperation date and wage?

      I know I messed up by not going back from my lunch break but I was on an interview and offered the job. Then my old boss told the new one what happened and they went with someone else. She also went into details saying she called me but I didn't answer my phone (BTW she texted me 1 time).

      Can I Sue?

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      SJ 7 years ago

      I am in bad shape. One of the big employer was about to select me and they called my previous employer. Being a small office, my boss came to know about it. Assuming that I will get the job at this new company, she told them that 'she does not work here'. In fact she informed them that my job was eliminated even without telling me.

      The new company HR rep called me and informed me that I had given wrong information and they did not hire me.

      Now I have lost my old job and was not hired for new job. (I was doing this job as a part time job)

      Can I do something about this?

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      Gayle 7 years ago

      Hello, I was called in the owners office a week ago. this is a healtth care agency in Mo. She told me she had been calling two hospitals asking or fax info that I had been to their er when I was off sick 5 days and one said I had not been there so she got in contact with the other asking for all my medical records that she did not think I was sick. I was sick. I wonder if I had any recourse when she told me a lot off people could do my job and I left and am no longer working there. Should I get a lawyer? She has big mood swings and screems at her employees.

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      jon 7 years ago

      this kind of stuff really is sad! i was harrassed by my previous employer for up to six months! when i went on scheduled vacation, i was written up and put on probation!

      i quit shortly after.

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      Nice guys Finish last 7 years ago

      8 years agao I was terminated from a job for almost getting into a fight with a lateral manger. This manager was being very aggressive and abusive towards me by changing my orders to my clients, making verbal threats and getting right in my face and waving is finger etc. When I complained to the higher powers in this company, I was told that this manager was untouchable so I better get used to it. The abusive behaviour continued until one day I snapped and grabbed his shirt and ordered him to stop. I was fired that day.

      8 years later I was appying for a new job to which the former employer was a customer. Somehow the former employer found out about my application and took it upon himself to contact the new employer and threaten to pull his business if I was hired.

      In the past 8 years I have made not only grown and matured but worked very hard at progressing my career and a good reputation which has now been totally destroyed again with one phone call.

      Some people in this world are just loosers naturally. Beware. If you get stuck in bad situtation at work, like this one, leave immediatley. Don't think it will work itself out. Now, even though I have 100's of posative references that are much more current, this one poor reference has tarnished the good reputation I have built with many new industry professionals. I have never withheld the details of the former incident from any of the new people I have met. In this small industry most professionals are aware of this former employers poor reputation for dealing with employees but, you can't blame the new employer for being concerned when they get a bad reference from anyone.

      Avoid situtations like this at all costs. They may never go away.

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      Out of Work 7 years ago

      I was hired by a company and was doing well. I was promoted to HEAD of a department. My recent current employer called my old employer who gave them a very bad reference and despite all of my hard work and promotion I was terminated by my must rececnt current employer. I understand the at will terminatin. But what can I do?

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      Karen 7 years ago

      I am an employer and we had an employee who left the company without 2-weeks notice. Now we have received a phone call from his new potential employer asking for a reference. Is this legal for us do not return a phone call at all?

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      aurora 7 years ago

      saw two nurses fight, and was asked to write what i heard and saw, well the RN who i wrote up retailated against me, constantly. I got very ill, and it got to the point . My health or my job, i choose my health. I went to the EEOC who gave me the right to sue. They settle the case out of court. Now i find out that i can never apply to work at any county hospital in Los Angeles. I also had a friend call for a reference,on me, and know that i am being blackballed. I did nothing wrong. I did an excellent job. Those nurses who fought in front of two small kids still got there jobs, but now I cannot find one. What can i do. I need to work.

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      betsy brammer 7 years ago

      my boss is always changing my job description when ever she feels like it. i have had 4 different job descriptions in the last 2 years. and she keeps saying either you do what i ask or else im going to change it again. im sick of this. and they have downsized from 4 staff support to 2 of us. the worse part is im doing jobs that i have no idea how to do. like billing. im afraid im going to get it for fraud.

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      litlle help 7 years ago

      my ex employer gave false information to unemployment saying i was under the influence at work so they denied me. Then a potential employer i recently applied to asked why my ex employer told them i was fired for alcohol use. i never once consumed anything mind altering while working it is against my judjment and to be accused for this is causing me to not receive help to find work but also causing me to not get hired. PLEASE HELP!!!

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      Still Lookin 7 years ago

      After working for a company for almost three years, I was let go. Their reason was they didn't feel I was a "fit" in the office. I was the last secretary hired - everyone else has been there 20 years plus - and it is also a "Peyton Place"....drama drama drama of the worst. They had me sign a Terminaiton Agreement and they are not abiding by the terms but I was sent a threatening letter saying I was making derogatory remarks about their employees (I didn't say a word) and that I was going to be sued.

      I have interviewed for at least 20 jobs and they all were promising.....and then nothing. I had my cousin (who owns a business) call for a reference and the office manager did not give a favorable one....her comment was "she would be better off working in an office all by herself". Now that was just the office manager, and it makes me wonder what the three partners would say or have said (one is a complete jerk - harrassment in the worst kind and he is an attorney.

      Do I have any recourse in this matter?

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      kk 7 years ago

      I was hired for a major motion picture company in the tour department...I was discovered I was really shy at giving tours, and I was scheduled so little that I missed a couple of days I was suppose to be scheduled on...because I was busy trying to work other jobs.

      After the contract was over, I asked my manager if I could use him as a reference, he agreed, but he had been bad mouthing me, even disclosing personal information over the phone about my family life.

      I found out cuz I had someone call in for me. this was in 2004, can I still use a recording device to catch him in the act, and perhaps get a pro bono lawyer who will take on my case???

      Thank you

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      unhappy 7 years ago

      i was employed by a company 9 years ago and i had them as a reference on my cv. When people were phoning them for a reference they said,i never worked there. apparently they have new owners and no documentation stating that i worked there. kindly advise

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      Chuck53 7 years ago

      How and where can I find out if employer or people giving bad reputations about me. Since these days employers are checking credit score to see if you're a reliable person.

      Any pointers are greatly appreciated.

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      unemployable_me 6 years ago

      I have worked my a.. off at my past two jobs and been terminated. The first job I hated and the second job I loved. I had a company do reference checks with the last employer. Even he admitted I worked my ass off but:

      1. Tough time consistently managing class.

      2. Needs to improve people skills

      3. Needs to be one of the guys

      4. Not cut out to teach – this really sucks because I loved teaching

      My student surveys were better than his. None of this was said at my termination just your work is not good enough... It was not true it was about personality conflict with my final (3rd) boss in 3 years and his cronies.

      Any way for the plan:

      1. I am having all my references checked by the reference company

      2. I have instructed them to ask for specific examples when negative comments are made - There is no defense for me to the generic opinion statement

      3. Once I have all information good and bad on record. I will call last employer and ask that they adhere to their policy of name, rank, and serial number for non-rehire employees. This will cut off the good references I have from there as well but I will have something on record.

      4. If I can ever get an interview again and they want to contact past employer I am going to ask them to contact me first. I will just give them the negative and positive remarks up front. Bring it out into the open and address whatever questions they have. If they do not want to make an offer I will know why and move on.

      I do not wish to hide anything and I am tired of worrying about the past. I cannot think of a better way to handle it. Comments are definitely welcome.

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      Tracy 6 years ago

      What about a previous employer who discloses FMLA Family Medical Leave Act for chronic illness to a company that is interested in hiring you ?

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      Cobrafan 6 years ago from Nowhere

      Thanks for sharing this. Lots of great info! I guess I was too naïve in thinking that leaving a company on good terms always resulted in positive feedback from previous employers.

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      the hat 6 years ago

      My HR dept recently gave an employer a reference for me, My line manager was requested to provide a reference to pass on to the the HR dept of my present workplace, I actually seen this and what was written before it was sent to the HR and everything was marked as excellent throughout all categories. However about a week later i was contacted by the company I had applied to for a job to be asked why i has 9 days sick leave during the past year, and that this was ruining the chances of employment. I was gobsmacked. I knew i had definitely one, and perhaps two days of sick leave that i could remember (i rarely have taken sick leave throughout my 6 year term) and that 8 days was just ridiculous. The next day i ascertained that it was indeed 2 days and immediately went straight for the HR dept. It wasn't explained where the figure of 9 actually came from (vague mumblings...) but that this would be verified and corrected, and the prospective new employer contacted to explain the mistake. This was done and i was subsequently offered the job, which i very happily accepted. I gave notice and thats that. However since then i have had a couple of incidents with management (i was offered more £ to stay but made it clear, in the nicest of ways, i wasn't interested) which i wont go into, but are pathetic, petty and just ridiculous but vindictive, usually i'd be going off my head, but have dealt with all the crap with a smile on my face and a wink;) I couldn't care less but some of it has become a tad overly-nasty and i'll walk away tight lipped, but i do want to get them back simply. I have over-explained enough i think...long story, but a live example of spiteful, but very dangerous employers.

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      Marko 6 years ago

      I joined a company and then found out that they were in breach to a client on services to be delivered. The Client then took over the company and asked that I be in charge of management, or the entire job be taken away from the company since they did not trust any of the management after their failure. I was the only one to give honest answers to the client, otherwise, it would go against general business ethics and the result would be more detrimental to the client and cost them alot of money besides this company's breach. When the company admitted they were in breach, it seemed that they were more interested in finding new clients instead of fixing the problem with the breached upon client. They ended up not getting the new client since they spoke with the current client. My employer then developed some unsaid resentment from this, when I saved his company, but made him look incompetent. He then at some exit meeting accused me of creating rumors that damaged the company and then let me know out of the blue they met with 2 people I had interviews set up with and were eager to meet me. Those people canceled the interviews and one had a pre-conceived opinion about me after I repeated had to call to reschedule. The HR director recently let me know that "I was not the right fit." Then the recruiter, not the person who interviewed me, sent me a rejection email, with a different reason saying it was because of lack of experience. (which is not true) It is really strange this happened after my former employer met with them. (for whatever reason since they are competitors)

      Am I being overly paranoid or suspicious? I just went into an interview for a similar position and got offered a job on the spot with more pay and I am sure they did not call my former employer.

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      Divimo 6 years ago

      I have a question,

      I was on medical leave for about 2 months...came back to work on 8/3/10. Unfortunately I had to leave 3 times in the middle of the day because i was not feeling good at all...also I had to take bereavment because unfrotunately I had a death in the family.

      I just got written up yesterday and I think my boss is just bullying now. He claims that the 3 times I left 1/2 day, my work had to be done by my other team memebers and that I am a burden to this department. Now We are five people (including myself)two of the girls don't even know what I do. They work iwht inventory. I asked my other 2 coworkers and they have NEVER done any of my work.

      Now this whole "written up" thing will cost me a raise and I feel it was unjustified.

      Can I request them for proof of the supposed work that had to be done by others? what else can I do? This job causes me serious stress and I think my boss is trying to get rid of me.

      PLEASE HELP!!!!

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      Will 6 years ago

      My old job was giving out personal information to people that weren't even my friends. I had a daughter an dhey gave me a week off and during that week people that i was no longer friends with knew everything about my daughter and where we lived and everything. I quit because of it. Is there anything i can do for them giving out my information when there not allowed to.

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      Cindy 6 years ago

      I have a workers comp case outstanding against my former employer. My former employer asked me to sign a release that would release them from all liability from any reference they gave - including personal opinions and impressions. That means an HR person would be able to say anything they want about me - who I had only worked with 6 months out of the 11 years I worked for the (law)firm. My question is this - I refused to sign that release and now they will not even tell potential employers I worked for the company at all. They have not required other employees who have left the firm to sign the same release. Do I have a cause of action against them?

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      Mark 6 years ago

      I left a company 6 years ago. I have exceptional performancce reviews and have them to prove it. When I applied for a new job with the old company my former boss who was totally piss off when I quit (with 2 weeks written notice) he fabricated a negative story about me Can I sue him for anything as this is so unjust??

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      Steve 6 years ago

      Hi Undercover Lawyer. My Sister is having an issue with her current employer as in her job she was forced to do management roles that she was not getting paid for and that were not in her job role by her bully manager. She then applied for a Managers job at another company and her boss told her she could put on her C.V that she had been a spa manager as that was the equivolent duties she had been doing in the job. She passed her interview and the new employer was just awaiting a reference from her old company. The old company provided a reference but it was not a fair reflection of the roles that my sister did at the job and the boss and the HR department were saying they do not employ Spa Managers. My sisters new company as since withdrawn there job offer. In this situation can my Sister sue her old company for defamation as they have made her out to be a liar which she is not.

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      Steven 6 years ago

      I was terminated from my last employer for refusing to sign paperwork that wouldve decreased my pay,the employer has told both Wash,DC unemployment claims examiner, and The DC Court of Appeals that i was terminated for this cause.At the sametime my former employer has told the state of Maryland unemployment claims examiner that I quit my job avoiding having to pay unemployment same as in Wash,DC and god only knows what they have said to other employers needing reference.

      Can I sue for giving 2 states flase infromation?

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      Craig 6 years ago

      I was recently furloughed by my previous employer. I began the search for a new job immediately. Today I was contacted my a new potential employer and I received an interview request. This afternoon I received a forwarded email from the potential employer that appears to have originated from my original employer. The email contained summons documents from a recent court case that I was a defendant in. This has destroyed my chances at being hired by the new employer. Can I take my previous employer to court for defamation or something similar? Thank You.

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      canundrum 6 years ago

      I think i already know my answer and but hope im wrong..

      i was dismissed from work in march 2010 while on long term disability and due to my condition i wanted to put closure on the situation of losing my job, so i signed a release hoping that my anxiety and panic would subside and i would get better and find another job down the road. i am still on long term disability as i was paying the premiums from my earnings.. it is now 7 months later and i am still not well, and being terminated has effected me more than i thought it was going to do because it haunts me everyday thinking that i shold of done something and bailed because of my fear.

      i am so angry and want my ex employer to pay the consequences for doing what they done..

      my question is can i still sue even though i signed a release..

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      Barry A 6 years ago

      I have a couple of questions. The first is what trouble can I face for not reimbursement of overpaid severance? The second is can I seek any legal action for long term health condition such as asthma?

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      Donna 6 years ago

      I applied for a position that required clearance. My ex-employer told the clearance dept that I never worked there.. So of course I did not get the job because the clearance department believes I lied. I am so angry with my ex employer costing me a job. Do I have a case for false information been given and not receiving employment due to the false information? thank you for your time...

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      Pipo 6 years ago

      My previous employer with who I signed a termination contract is still asking me to do some work for him, stating that I have to do it as the company investors are not happy with the overall productivity of the company at time I worked there. He keeps on asking me and threat me, giving me an ultimatum too. Can I just ignore him? or how can I stop him. thank you in advance for your support

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      Lan 6 years ago

      I was terminated after I put a grievance for bulling at my old place of work. It was against my old boss & her husband. It got messy & only toke it to a grievance level as I was please they terminated my contract so I didn't take it any fervour. I'm now rebuild my life. Iv got a new job in the same industry & iv not use my old boss as a reference for my new job & they have not asked her for one. My old boss has tryed to contact my new boss can she do this ??? 

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      tylerb 6 years ago


      I worked for a company for almost 5 years. When I first got the job the boss seemed ok, had a level head and wasn't very retalitorey. About 1 1/2 years in this position and I was doing great, coming up on my second yearly review (everyones review was due at the same time). At which time the enitre department got a 3% riase in pay. I was doing so good in fact that I got the 3% raise plus a 15% raise and a year end bonus, i was even promoted before I had met with my boss about this guy. Then 2 months later is when the crap hit the fan. The boss hired in a new person. This new person went around after only a couple of weeks saying how this person or that person should be fired for what ever reason. This is about the time i was promoted. Every afternoon 30 or 45 minutes before this person should even be at work, could be found in the boss' office schmoozing it up with her, laughing and carring on. after about a month, this person let slip a mistake that I had cought. Behind the scenes, he told some people that he was going to let this slip to see if I could catch it. After I had found out what this person did, I set up a meeting with her, my boss and explained to her what had happened and gave her my witnesses names so that they may be interviewed. needless to say, not only were my witnesses not interviewed, from that day forward, and for the next 3 years I was treated like I was the antichrist. (It was well known that the boss and this dude were in like flint, she was always complementing the way he did his job in front of others that sort of thing and not very many people in the department liked this guy due to the way the boss treated him like the pet.) This is when the bad job reviews, and the like started coming. The first year of the bad review she couldn't come up with anything so she spread around some medical (very personal) issues that I was having to others in and out of the department, and when I asked her about it, and reminded her that I had asked her to keep this to herself, she finally admitted to it, then I got bad attitude mark on my review for asking about it. This kind of cat and mouse game went on for 3 years, it was her attempting to make me be the fall guy for everything and me CYA-ing. Now after being laid off, I really do think that she is giving bad ref's. I am going to contact the places that I applied to and get the information you spoke about like the copy of application and such. Should i write the former employer and explain to them what i am doing, just to see what will do? And do I have a case, everyone in the department knows she picked on me because of all of this, i do have witnesses that will testify to this fact. Also I would like to know where I can get a sample letter to send to the places that i applied, just so I dont miss anything. Thanks!!!

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      Larrybatmobile 6 years ago

      I was at work and received a call and they asked who they should talk to about a dispatcher. I told them to fax everything in writing and it would be answered. He repeated that he wanted to talk to someone about a dispatcher and I repeated my answer. They slammed the phone down and I looked at the caller ID and it was my past employer. There is no reason for him to be calling there so I am assuming he is calling to say bad things about me. Is there anything I can do to stop this or if he does get to talk to someone and start crap for me is there something I can do then?

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      David 6 years ago

      I recently found out that at one of my former jobs, someone had given information out that was not substantiated and was not in my file to a potential employer which in turn was a part of the cause of not getting hired. I also found out that another employer has told prospective employers that I was not eligible for re-hire. I received a copy of my personnel file and that there was nothing that indicated that. In fact, I had a friend look at my file and told me that if he was a hiring manager and had seen my file he would have hired me. What are some of my rememdies?

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      Nicole 6 years ago

      I was laid off from my last place of employment and have been interviewed several times, 3 of which went very far into the interview process only to not receive a call back after they check references. My office manager was on a serious power trip for the year I was there and was like a hawk over my shoulder the entire time until she convinced one of the attorney's i worked directly under to let me go, they did not even tell the other attorney as they knew she would protest their actions. I am getting unemployment but it is barely enough to pay rent and all the other bills. What should I do?

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      animus_vis 6 years ago

      I recently quit my job at a pawn shop. This was a small company, and needless to say some folks had their hand in some shady dealings. I hated the atmosphere so i put in a 2wk notice after 7 months. I was told by my supervisor that he didn't accept notices, and that since i wasn't "one of them" anymore that i didn't need to return to work. Since then i've put in applications at other places, got interviews, and got nowhere. I suspect they are the cause. Would it just be better to omit them from my applications entirely since i was only there 7 months??

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      very concerned 6 years ago

      I recently missed time from work. The first time was due to tech issues (I work from home), and the second time was due to death in my family. In my employer's system, it shows that my missed time was approved/excused. Recently my supervisor spoke of time missed by employees on our team...and she sent out a detailed absenteeism list to everyone on our team. This list showed eveyone's name and the percentage of time they'd missed in the recent months. This list showed what percentage of the time was approved or unapproved...and had names highlighted with different colors, according to how much you were absent. I think this was a terrible thing to do, and even though my time off was listed as "excused", it really made me feel a certain way. This opened up the doors of gossip even more. Everyone has their own reason for any time missed from work, but some are legitimate and I feel that it was unfair for her to share this information with everyone. I should not be able to view my co-workers missed time and they shouldn't be able to view mine. She pretty much shared our information with everyone on the team. Each team member received this list of information via email. I thought that this was information that could only be viewed by HR and management staff. Did she have the right to do this? Can I sue my employer for this?

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      Jade30 6 years ago

      I know this got nothing to do with the subject but maybe someone can help me.

      Two years ago I was fired from a Hospital due to my attendance while I was pregnant. I was sick off and on with this pregnancy and I never gotten anything from Human Resources like my director said that I should have gotten the medical leave act paper work. I did not find out that I was fired until sunday when I came in after working a few hour until I call my director about not able to get in the computers. She said that she had to let me go due to my attendance and she thought that HR sent a letter to my address letting me know that I was fired.And I was fired on a Thursday. Until this day I have never gotten anything from them. Now I have been looking for a job over a year and a half and I am not have any luck.I been at that hospital over 7 years and I had sick notes when I need them.Thank you for taking the time to read this. (There is alot more to this but trying to keep it short.)

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      Christian6 6 years ago


      1) I was written up and not able to work after telling the Director that my license is expired and will arrive in 2 days. Two other employees in the department were not for the same incident.

      2) Job description states: Answer to Asst. director. The Asst. Director authorized me to leave the facility for personal reason. The Director wrote me up even though the Asst. Director confirmed the authorization.

      3) The Director was telling other employees bad things about how I'm doing my job, even though it was not correct.

      4) Recently, I applied for a certain full time position in the same facility which I am still employed per diem. I didn't get the full time position.

      I was told recently that my former director who is fired from the department and relocate to another department was telling other employees untruthful things about me.

      Do I have a case against the former director and the facility?

      Thanks in advance for your help.

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      nevhtur2 6 years ago

      I recently left a Major wire house, and a client of mine called there to get some information on their account. The client associate that was ther mentioned to the client that "I was dumb and did not know what I was doing that is why I am not there any more". What right do I have?

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      nevhtur2 6 years ago

      I recently left a Major wire house, and a client of mine called there to get some information on their account. The client associate that was there mentioned to the client that "I was dumb and did not know what I was doing that is why I am not there any more". What rights do I have?

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      Adam  6 years ago

      hello, i just wanted to know if there is a way of stopping or sueing somebody for using my company as a refernce or as an employee when they have never worked for me.

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      josieschustarvis 6 years ago

      "Another easier, cheaper, and sneakier way to check what is being said about you is to have a friend pose as a potential employer, and have your friend call and ask questions about you. Tell your friend to be chummy and not to take “no” for an answer. You can even find a friend who owns their own business do this so it is more legitimate."

      Q. Can someone who pretends to be a potential employer calling to check your referance, voice record the conversation for evidence and not telling the employer of doing so?

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      jwgh69 6 years ago

      I reciently received a poor evaluation (without documented proof of reasoning for the poor scores), after speaking to other personell that have applied with less qualifications and less experience have received a higher evaluation. I am sure that my current employer has given me poor references when they have found out I have applied for a higher paying job. What can I do?

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      Sherri 6 years ago

      I left my high level job about 6 months ago. I did not get along with my boss, but was never written up, nor did I ever receive a bad review. On my last day, he and I had a major argument and I was given the option of resigning or being fired. I worked out a settlement with HR where I resigned, and have a signed contract that stated that a) they would not prevent me from getting unemployment, b) in the HR system it would say that I resigned and c) i would not receive any negative feedback. Upon applying for unemployment I was denied, because my company informed them that i was fired for insubordination. I called HR up and they corrected it and assured me that it was cleared in the system. However, I have gone on a number of interviews and been given two verbal offers that never made it to a paper offer. I believe that the company is still trashing me. How can I prove this?

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      Julia  6 years ago

      I was recently approached by a company to see if I was interested in a full time position with them. The company that contacted me (Company A, let's say) is a sister company to a former employer who I left a few years ago on my own accord to go freelance. I've had one phone interview with company A and a second was scheduled -- I've asked numerous times for a job description of the position that they are interested in and today when I got the job description I was told that they were not finished checking my references. I was surprised to hear that since I had not provided any references nor was asked to provide any of them yet. But the HR dept of Company A took it upon themselves to reach out to my former company and now they are waiting to contact my former manager -- all with out my consent. Is there anything I can do to defend myself in this situation? My former boss is not someone who I have a great deal of respect for, he's a bully and abusive and I could no longer work under such conditions. HR at my former company knows his track record but they continue to harbor and tolerate his behavior. I left on my own accord and under the best pretense possible to try to save face with the former company, but I have no idea what he'll say.

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      Mark B 6 years ago

      Here's something different. Derogatory statement by the former employer who advised my on the third day of employmenet, not to hire black women or gays... I ignored the statement and hired whoever I though could do the job. 9 months into the position, over night, the owners disposition changed as if he discovered something about me that he didn't know before, that I was Gay. I even have the former office manager who says he was told I was gay and couldn't handle the job. and was fired shortly thereafter. It took almost 2 years to find another job but was given the opportunity to dispute the only gerogatory result of my background check.

      Do I have a case?

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      linda jones 6 years ago

      Small business employers are stuck with laws that makes it hard to survive without the family and team mentality.Employees who are looking out for themselves and work for a paycheck miss out on the perks of that family atmosphere.They can just walk out of a job and if the employer wants them to leave we have to give two weeks notice or pay for two weeks.When employers get old and can pay more they stop caring for such employees with an attitude.I am 70 yrs old and ran a business for 40 yrs and worked many late hours and cried at times when my employees illtreated me.Most who left me never found a job better than mine after they left me.I work so 5 people have a job even though I pay taxes and work week ends and nights.I can close shop tomorrow if I want.So watch what you say about "suing employers" mentality.Do you sue your parents and children?

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      Jani 6 years ago


      I have just left my job as I was getting picked on and working there was getting near impossible with the language and comments I had to listen to, and I gave two weeks notice.Today a job that I was meant to start on the 12/04/2 has asked me to accept the new role.They had called my old work wanting to speak to the higher manager regarding my references which I had provided the number directly to him.When they called they had got a college that I work with.The college had gave some bad information which was lies and said all this un true stuff about me.She was not listed as a reference.I Just want to know what my rights are now.As the college was not listed as a reference and was not telling the truth .

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      Amy 6 years ago

      I worked for a company where I did alot of outside audits. We were told to verify all the items on the audit. However the audits done from the main office were not verified in anyway just checked off and filed . I had a sevceral customers who would go over the audit with me and I would sign off on it. then one of the customers went under and I lost my job over it. All of that I can understand it was my fault but the problem I have is that after I was fired my ex boss spoke at lenggth on several occasion with my husband about the circumstances of my firing and even told him I must have had a Special relationship with this customer to have allowed this to happen. I feel I was defamed to my husband and it caused us alot of problems. I did not have a special relationship with this or any of my other customers. I was asked if I had kept copies of my old audits and I answered no I did not. After 3 weeks I was terminated for falsifying an audit. I asked for an exit interview so I could defend my self but was not granted one. I was denied unemployemnt benefits. There were supposed to be check points to keep accounts from going bad from the office however no one ever brought to my attention that there were problems with my audits until I was fired I feel that some information may have been manufactired but since I don't have the originals I can't prove anything was it illegal for the information to be given to my husband about the events surrounding my termination?

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      Katie 6 years ago

      Hi, I have a bully supervisor (who is also the HR) and who lies on her timesheet week after week. I know this because I calendar whenever she is running late, leaving early, or out of the office for personal reasons. The accountant keeps records of her written timesheets and it clearly shows that she is incorrectly filling out her timesheets (stating she has worked more hours than she really has). She doesn't even put the correct hours of when she is in the office. I have been at the company for 3 years and recently asked for a performance review and she flat out said that I wasn't getting a raise but that we could still have a performance review "for the books". I have not seen an increase in 2 years. She also said that no one has received a raise in 2-3 years (another lie). I know this because my co-workers who are also my friends told me they received a raise. She knows that I know about the other employee raises and now I feel like she is going to try and replace me. What can I do about this?

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      Geoff 6 years ago

      What if it is an internal transfer? I had a job offer to switch jobs within the same company and my CFO convinced the hiring manager to withdraw the offer before I officially accepted.

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      Stpauliegirl39 6 years ago

      What if I don't list my previous employer as one of my references and the hiring employer wants to use him/her?

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      tracy 6 years ago

      i got fired from my job because i couldn't make it to work because my son was very ill,later we discovered that he has diabetes type1. does that fall under the ADA act? do you think i can sue?

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      Birnita 6 years ago

      Can a hiring manager contact my previous job even though I did not provide that person name as my reference?

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      chan 6 years ago

      I worked for this company for 7 months. they

      received unsatisfactory report from my previos employer.

      i had go on sick for 12 weeks doing unsuitable job.

      i was employed as clerical staff last employer but no work in office

      so worked sent me in warehouse. my previous company says they said the truth sick 12 weeks please help what can i do

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      unknown 6 years ago

      can u sue for these reasons

      no actual proof for the boss, but only going by what the fellow employees say..

      or..a boss saying he doesn't like your attitude( but then says um..ur a friendly person, he has nothing against me)

      ..or tips from work..not being shared equally, they take the money, and go out suppers(while me, working) and doesn't get the share of tips...

      ...the boss one day, says your previous employer must have been proud to have you work for him..because you dont stop at work...(...a week being terminated)...

      ...calling in sick..providing a doctors note( which i had pains in my chest)..could have been boss states( everoyne gets sick...but work has to be done...i could have taken a heart attack"""does this make any u think i can go anywhere with this?

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      Luki 6 years ago


      I have worked for a retail supermarket, and had to quit due to personal reasons. I have applied to work there but they won't hire me even though they have open positions. I have even had an interview for the same company, but different store and told me I would be hired if my background passed. The recruited told my the background test cleared, but that the higher manager brought in a transfer employee without telling her. I know this is not true because somebody works there and that nobody transferred and instead they hired somebody else. What can i do? How can i find out why I'm not being hired? Even though i was like 90% hired at the other store.

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      Hilda 6 years ago

      I worked at school district in Arizona as a teacher. Ever since I worked at this district when they are called for a reference, I either never here from the potential employer again, they cancel the interview or they tell me I am not even welcome to apply. I have talked to the HR person at the district and he tells me there is nothing bad in my file so why do I get rejected after they talk to them? My former supervisor and I did not like each other but I didn't think she would try to destroy my career.

      Do I really have the right to see my original applications and the notes associated with them?

      I would appreciate any help and advice you can give me.


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      Summer 6 years ago

      I am shortlisted for a job , im in the top 3. I asked my boss to write a reference for me, he knew I was looking for work as my contract is coming to an end in September. I have been an EXCELLENT performer at work, exceeding targets by 50% etc etc, and this new job is PERFECT for me, but me and my boss have not always seen eye to eye on things. He showed me a copy of the reference which was all good. Until one point where he wrote that in a staff forum about redundancy staff were unhappy with the way I spoke. this was news to me, he mentionedin the reference that he believed no malice was intended and that he felt it showed my passion, as such he said he didn't not take any disciplinary action... This came as a complete shock to me as it was the first I heard staff were upset. In fact i was nominated by the staff to speak on their behalf, everything that i said I read from notes that we all had agreed on. Because it was a contentious issue it seems that staff have retracted from what I said, claiming they were my views, not theirs, and put me in the shit! So what my boss wrote about me in the reference was a case of office politics that victimised me from standing up on their behalf. What shall i do? Im worried this will cost me my new job....

      A. Nothing

      B. Ask my boss to retract the statement saying he didn't have all the facts and since speaking to me he understands that I was speaking on their behalf

      C. Write to the perspective employers telling them the truth

      D. suggestions ....

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      Anonymous 6 years ago

      I was fired from my job as a paralegal at a law firm for starting my own business of public document retrieval. They coerced me to sign a resignation letter. It was an ambush by all five partners. They offered money - and insurance coverage- to sign the agreement. They verbally promised to give me a "good reference". They also made me sign a confidentiality agreement in which we mutually agreed not to malign or disparage each other. They have disparaged me, maligned me and failed to provide a good reference.They have not returned calls or emails from potential employers causing me to lose jobs. When they did give me a reference they refused to answer the "would you re-hire" question. I need some legal advice. Please email me at

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      SLW  6 years ago

      Okay. If I have a friend check my references under the guise of being a potential employer, can what my previous employer said be used as evidence since it was gathered under false pretenses?

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      sally 6 years ago

      i have a question. I work in the same company as my dad. i currently got hired there and want to quit. my dad does not want me to quit beause he is afraid that the boss will take it out on him for me quiting.can my dad sue for that?

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      Joe 6 years ago

      I have a question.

      In February, I was laid off from my job. The official reason for the layoff, a corporate restructuring and my position was eliminated.

      During my time with my organization, I never received any disciplinary reports or progressive improvement plans. The only thing I did receive was a performance appraisal plan, which was good, but did highlight some areas of improvement, none of them very serious.

      Recently, I have gone through a several interviews where I have come to the reference stage. Each of these potential employers were very positive about me, but after the reference checks they completely cooled off.

      This last position that I applied to was with a former boss who informed me after the reference stage that I had received a "flat reference" from my former boss.

      What she said this meant was that my ex-boss did not say anything overtly negative, but that her tone and attitude towards me implied I was not a good hire.

      However, given that this is the second job which I have lost after the reference check, I wonder if there was perhaps something much more negative that was said which my former boss cannot tell me.

      Unfortunately, she says she is also unable to tell me anything specific as she is bound by rules of confidentiality and privacy. However, given that I was considered the preferred candidate for this position prior to the reference check, I find it hard to believe that a flat reference could have the impact that it did, especially given that she also told me that my other two references were very good.

      The problem here, however, is that I cannot ask this former boss for more information because her organization actually works with my old organization, where my ex-boss is. Therefore, it is a major conflict on interest on her behalf, and I have no wish to cause her to lose her job.

      Additionally, because my career is in PR, I am concerned that launching a lawsuit against my former organization could potentially kill my career before it starts. Any advice?

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      ALICIA  6 years ago

      I live in AZ. I got fired because I reported my new boss of 6 months of screeming at me and making some uncomfortable sexual comments.I it was a hostile work invironment I really tried to get help from my director and then HR but things were twisted against me all thetime and they told me they no longer needed my services. I suffer alot of humiliations and my sugar went up because of all the stress. I have never been told my sugar was high before. I am goin to a therapist for help since I feel so low and just helpless over all. AZ laws might be the worst but I know what this company did was retaliated against me and got rid of me.

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      Ann 6 years ago

      I left my job at a bank two years ago of my own accord but there was an enquiry going on at the time involving me. Will my employer say this if they are contacted to confirm my time with them, not references.

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      potts40 6 years ago

      what could be the reason that a former employer would block you from ever being rehired with there company again.

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      eve40 6 years ago

      can i sue if? I've applied and applied for several positions at a previous job that had laid me off. I had spoken with someone in the human resources deparment. They stated that there was nothing stopping me from getting rehired. I've applied for over 100 positions for the past two years. I've been on three interviews. I have and still have not been hired. I have spoken with several of my previous managers to help me to get back on. They all have denied me or lied to me except for one. Who called the human resources department and stated that I have been blocked from ever being rehired with them again and they never told this AVP the reason why so he states. I can I sue for humiliation. Because they lied to me willing knowing that I can't come back there. I feel humiliated and I feel I have been retaliated against and I dont know why. What should I do? Is there anything that I can do?

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      sheri 6 years ago

      I resigned "in lieu of termination" in Feb 2011. A client had lied to get me fired. (I worked in social services) The client had a personal grudge against me because I am friends with her ex-husband's new wife. I explained this to my employer, but the administrator is freind's with this client's family. Also this client had her services paid by a government agency and the agency I worked at needs that money so those clients basically get whatever they want. The client has laughed to my friend about getting me fired. Now this agency I worked for is telling possible new employers that I lost my job due to the issue with this client. HELP!

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      cory 5 years ago

      My name is cory I was wondering I worked for a big company as a welder. I was terminated and I rent a house and my landlord knows someone at the top of the company. my landlord was curious to why I got fired and I didn't tell him so he called head manager of the factory to get some details. And the guys told my landlord everything I was wondering if there is a breach of confidental information there and if I can sue. please help

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      edward  5 years ago

      i been off work for now 2 years. i have been looking for a new trucking company. my exemplorer when he talks to a white man he talks greatly about me but, when he is talking to his own kind its a total different story. in the last 30 days i have had at least 30 potential jobs but after they talk to him they tell me that it won't work out. but they won't tell me what he said

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      Meko Douet 5 years ago

      I have been out of work since January 2011 and still cannot find a job in my field which is the dental and medical field. I had been employed for 2 oral surgeons for over 4 years with over 15 years experience. One of the surgeons I worked with was great, we got along very well, no problems, no issues; but, the other one was just horrible towards me. Not at first, but when he saw that I didn't approve of sexual comments, advances, etc., his whole demeanor towards me changed. He did everything he possibly could to make me miserable hoping I would quit my job. The last year working with him, was so degrading, he no longer allowed me to assist in surgery, had me scrubbing instruments, turned the other, very young and naïve assistants against me, and made a significant difference in the way he treated me compared to them. He would speak ugly things about me to the other assistants and it got to the point where no one would speak to me or let me know what was going on if he gave them instructions to do something. I was non-existent there. At some point this doctor gave into an old habit of his and he knew that I had figured it out. I kept quiet about it while noticing some patients were not getting their full doses of sedation medication via IV and caught him putting the syringe in his lab coat. Things got even worse after that, and he finally fired me. Said that I was causing problems with the staff, patients were complaining about me and was not doing my job. The other surgeon fought for me to stay as long as he could, but they were partners in practice and the decision was ultimately the tyrant's. I was told that he made a comment saying he was going to do everything in his power for me not to get a job in the area.I am beginning to wonder if he IS doing this because I can't find a job. I have had 2 interviews and found out that the tyrant is spreading ugly things about me, speaking very negatively about me. The interview I had was a doctor I knew well and this doctor knew my former employer well also. He told me that he didn't believe what was being said because they all know how this tyrant is. Many surgeons in the area do not like him. Once my meeting with the tyrant was over and being fired, the other surgeon came to me and apologized for what happened,for letting me go, and he did not agree with the decision but had no choice. Also, said he would give me a good reference if I needed one. I have no income coming in, can no longer collect unemployment, about to be evicted from my home, about to have my vehicle repossessed and living in poverty because of this tyrant!! I do not deserve this! How unfair is this and what is wrong with this picture??? I cannot take too much more of being depressed with no job and no money!!!I did seek advice from an attorney, but said it would be a long drawn out difficult case without hard-core evidence. Well, I have vulgar text messages saved and printed out; what more would he want?? I think attorneys here are afraid to go up against a doctor. Any comments ,suggestions??? I am all ears!!

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      shadow 5 years ago

      i was recently fired form my job of 6 months, they gave me no reason at first, but when i tried to apply for unemployment they had a laundry list of things that i had done that were not true. i have no idea what to do.

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      Ayesha 5 years ago


      My son works for health care and there was some personal issues between him and the manager. He has now found another job and they are threatening him to phone his new work and bad mouth him. Please advise how to deal with this.

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      Help in NJ 5 years ago

      My husband was recently laid off. When he was hired he had a different boss, that retired, the new boss did everything he could to prevent my husband from moving up and advancing. Bottom line is my husband has always received stellar reviews even with the new boss. My husband has applied for two positions within the same company and both interviews went great but after the hiring manager spoke to his old boss the job opportunities suddenly went from the hire level position he applied for to a lower one. My husband suspects his previous boss is saying something that is causing the new managers to feel he could not handle the hire position. Is there any way to find out exactly what the old boss is saying and if it is incorrect what my husband can do? Many thanks.

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      careerkath 5 years ago

      I was mobbed by a group of women at my last job, and instead of checking the facts my bully boss blamed the situation on me and said I didn't get along well with others. The women's behavior included screaming at me in front of others, asking me personal questions about my sex life, and expecting me to share confidential information about others related to my job. I got along very well with all others in my workplace except these 4 women, and I worked diligently to resolve the situation with them. I thought I had before I left the job, and my last review reflected this. However, I have proof that this bully boss has been giving bad reviews to potential employers, which explains why I haven't been able to find a job over the last year and a half. Anything I can do? What can I tell employers that will give them a heads-up about this guy that doesn't make it sound like sour grapes? Thanks.

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      bullied 5 years ago

      Do I have to prove that a particular company would have hired me had it not been for the bad boss or is it sufficient that I can prove that my former boss did bad mouth me to a potential employer?

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      Fuming 5 years ago

      I was terminated a couple of years ago based on false allegations about my performance. I was victorious in a hearing that lasted five months, and was ultimately awarded unemployment benefits as the hearing officer determined that I was not fired for sufficient cause. I was recently offered a job in another city and accepted the position. I packed my belongings, arranged to have my car shipped and purchased an airline ticket to begin my new job. Then, I received a letter from the new employer rescinding the offer based on derogatory information received from my former employer. What do I do now?

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      Nicole 5 years ago

      In July of 2009 i was 6 months pregnant and fired from my job. I was not given a reason to why he was letting me go. He told me in the office it's time to part ways. I don't understand why he did this. He use to "write" me up for messy handwriting all the time. But from what i was told by his Boss they never received these. After i left the office manager called me to tell me he was saying he fired me because i was pregant. It took me a year to find a job and i struggled with a newborn. I still am. Is it too late to do something about this? i know a year ago when i spoke with the office manager before they asked her to "resign", she said they were still afraid i was going to sue them. When i first told the director i was pregnant he became mean. I worked long hours everyday because we were short. I always came into work and i loved talking to all the patients. I never had a complaint about me! He lied numerous times about the way i acted towards patients even though he was never there to witness. I spoke with HR after i was asked to leave and they had no idea i was pregnant. I was informed by the director they knew. His Boss's were unaware that he was firing me. The director told me on over the phone while he was on his way into the office that he didn't want to see my face when he got there. I wish i did something back then, but with the stress of a newborn and looking for income i didn't know if i could handle anything else! Am i too late to do something?

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      Bayline 5 years ago

      I was called into a meeting with HR because it was alleged that I had misappropriated funds. I have a statement from the company in writing that after the investigation audit I was in the clear. Each employee in and (tried) to make them say things about me. When one of them did not HR argued with her. I was demoted to another position, I resigned. I'd worked there for 17 1/2 years. HR was new and so was the employee making the accusation. This was in 2009, it's September 29, 2011 and I still haven't been able to land a job. The interviews go very well, and I can't think of any reason not to get a job except that negative information is being given about me. All I want to do is work, and make a living to keep a roof over our heads.

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      chuckheidim 5 years ago

      I have been looking for work for the last 2 years and I think one of my past employer is giving me a bad reference and I seen where you mentioned that there are companies that you can hire to check into this for you. How do I contact one of them?

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      Aaron Sherman 5 years ago

      I think my employer is giving a bad reference about me cause every time i apply for a job everything goes good until they check my job than i don't never hear back from them and when i call them back they say they can't offer me a job at this time but we will keep you application on file

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      Sirensong 5 years ago

      Shortly after I was fired from my last job (within 3 days), I interviewed with a local hospital (I have 10 years of customer service experience, and 4 of those were in health insurance companies) and got the job. I was told I would start the following Tuesday, providing my references checked out. My references did check out, but one employer (I know who) told the hospital HR person that I was ineligible for rehire the day I was supposed to have started there. The HR rep called me to let me know that the offer was withdrawn. I asked why and have their response sent to my email (for my records). A few hours later, I got a response from the HR person at the hospital. That's how I found out I wasn't hired because of being ineligible for rehire.

      Can I miss out on a job due to rehire status at a previous employer? I'm in WA state.

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      Tttm 5 years ago

      Hi, recently I have finished a six month contract with an employer and I am looking for a new role. I was nearly offered a role, providing that receive positive feedback from my previous employer. However, on the last minute the prospective employer said that they are unable to offer the position because my previous employer had provided negative feedback, saying that I was absent nearly every week and I never told her why. Which was untrue. I was a casual employee therefore I was never entitled to sick leave. I believe that I was genuinely sick at the time and recently took a blood test, finding out that I have a deficiency in vitamin D. Can I sue? Also, the previous employer said that she was Norseman happy to be my referee and never addressed me that she had any issues with me. I feel betrayed and lost a big opportunity. What should I do?

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      TLC 5 years ago

      I was accused of doing things I didn't do at my old job. I was written up and suspended, then terminated. But the things they accused me of doing I didn't do. I found out from a friend that one place I put an application in that they wanted to hire me, and fought to get me hired, but HR wouldn't let them hire me because my last job gave a bad reference. Would I be able to fight back?

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      Lee Gunton 5 years ago

      I work in recruitment and my previous boss gave me the choice to resign or get fired as he didn't think the branch I was manager of was going fast enough. He told me that if I resign he will give me a good reference. I have since joined another company which I hate so I have been attending interviews for another job and have been sent a reference by the rec to rec company i am using by my old boss lieing in the ref. This has had a massive effect on the interview process and although the company has offered me a position due to the ref they have offered me 8k less than what I was originally put over for. Do I have a case to sue him or can i stop him from giving out references like this in the future.


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      GH in Hampton, VA 5 years ago

      I applied for a position with a government contractor. I was interviewed for the position and it went really til the end. When I was laid off from my former job, I started my own business(which I still do) I set my own schedules. The manager of the department asked me that if I got the position, would I still be doing my business. I answered truthfully, yes. I explained that I controlled my schedule and it would no way effect me working for the company as the hours are M-F 8-5. My business operates from 5:30 til 8pm. My question is should I have been asked about my business during that interview. I didn't get the job and I feel that is the reason because she herself told me that I had all the qualifications they required and I'm still working on my education and already had more education than they required. I found out they hired 2 25 yrs old white female who did not remotely meet the qualification, had no contract experience, and I am certified. But my age is 47 and I am black. I forgot to mention that there was no blacks working in contract/pricing because I was showed around the office. What can I do about this?

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      rob D 5 years ago

      Hi, amazing thread, some really good comments on here adn a ot of stuff i never even thought of..I have a question which hopefully someone can help with..

      i am currently in a job that i love and have been doing for 2 and a half years. A new person has started who worked at the last place i worked. When i was at my last job i was accused of orderering myself a mobile phone and not returning my old one(it was a mobile phone company i worked for). This wasn't the case but as i felt i couldn't go back due to the damage to my reputation(i was in quite a high roland was a very gossip driven culture) i resigned from the company during the investigation. the company accepted this and that was that. i then started my current job which i love and i litterally live and breath .

      This person who is starting at my company is aware of what happened with the accusations(though they where not true)at my previous job.

      If she was to tell my current employer what "happened" at my previous job, would they have any grounds to investigate and potentially sack me even though i resigned from the company and there was never a formal outcome to the matter from my previous employee.

      I am just worried my past could hinder the best job i have ever had and i didn't do anything wrong.

      Can any one advise...Thanks

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      mike botono 5 years ago

      Hi, I was recenly let go from my job, the reason they gave me was without cause. This is in the medical field in a small doctors office. I have started to look for jobs, so I had a friend of mine, who is a highly educated person call and get a job reference for me from my previous employer. They would not give me a reference and kept saying to the caller no comment. What do I do. They made me sign this lenghtly document before they gave me my severence. They also said that if the caller would fax there info to them they would fax some information back to them.

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      verminater1 5 years ago

      I resigned from a job with the state in 2005 i have lost more than one job since then after i was hired and denied the job after the former superviser was called i have heard about some of the very untrue thinng that are being said about me that were if true i would be in jail and i have heard from other employees that worked with me that i am the laughing stock of the company i should mention that i was a corrections officer and wouldn't i be justified for all the grief he has given me to kill him.

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      jackie cummins 5 years ago

      i have been offered a new job but my last employer of 5 year has not done my referance this could make me loose my new job

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      bhnnhb 5 years ago

      Hellu, Undercover Lawyer. Can I sue my manager for not renewing my contract for no truthful reasons? And now they are defaming me throughout the whole company, in other departments, to prevent me from finding a job under different management in the same company. And the word is spreading fast. Everybody knows how bad I am, without even having ever seen me. Can I sue them for all of this?

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      Concerned Job Searcher 5 years ago

      Over 5 yrs ago I was accused of sexual harrasment and wound up resigning from my job and started a new job. I have had a job for the last 5 yrs and now the company closed its doors. Can my previous employer give reason to why I resigned?

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      Dixon 5 years ago

      I work at a local hospital as a volunteer. I do this to stay positive and also to gain employment there. i have made it known that I'm activtly looking for employment, but the department that I'm working in the women there calls me girl,honey,dear, dearest and a couple of other names besides my given name. I contronted her on it and she and others have turned it into me just being a trouble maker. Sould I just stop volunteering there and go somewhere else?

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      george 5 years ago

      What if I was still employed at the time were I applied to other companies and interviews and everything went great and I still didn't get the job but was still

      employed by the same employer.

      Can I still sue if I find out the reason I didn't get hired was because my boss was giving bad references?

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      Nancy 5 years ago

      I recently was turned down for a position because they stated that 2 of my personal references said "negative" things about me. I was shocked. The employer would not yell me who or what was said. Do I have a right to that information?

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      lyn 5 years ago

      hi, i am currently in a situation where i think that my ex- employer is saying bad about me bcus i applied everywhere i know and no once is hiring me. i sued my last employer bcus he laid me off from the job and when i no longer working for them i applied for unemployment then i got denied bcus they said that i quit the job for school, yes i was going to school and i requested for part time job and i cannot do my full time job anymore.what should i do? i sued the company he told me that he was laying me of bcus i do not straight days of work..bcus my schedule is school, work , school , work... he wants me to work sat but i work 2nd shift and wants to come back to work at 6 in the morning of sat.what should i do? am i right as an employee or i am wrong...he said, he was laying me off then he said to the EDD that i quit but i did not quit, i mean i am available to work, when i was talking to him it seems like he wants me to give up my schooling and just to go work for them? i mean its the same part time, its just not straight days! do u think im gonna win the case?

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      Kevin K` 5 years ago

      i am still employed my employer will not give me hours to work trying to get me to quit. I have been putting apps out every where with no return call. I had my girl friends company's H.R. call for a reference. They reported that i had quit two years ago and lost my file. how do i go about going after them.

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      jackson 5 years ago


      I was working in a company for more the 5 years. At the time of joining notice period for the employees was 2 months. Around 6 months before, they changed the policy and made the notice period of 3 months, although buy out option was there. I resigned from the company and served almost 2 months of notice period. I did complete all the KT and handovers and my immediate managers also approved my resignation and last working day.

      All of a sudden on the last day HR start yelling at me saying that she can't approve this resignation as this goes against the policy of the company. Somehow my last day and resignation got approved. But at the time of clearance when I submitted my ID card and everything, I was told my clearance is pending at HR level. After enquiring with HR she asked me to provide my next level managers approval over an email, irrespective of my next level manger has already approved it through the system. My managers mail came on the next day for the same and these HR fellows changed the date in the system. But it was on the next day till then my ID and everything was blocked.

      After sometime she has started saying that my relieving and resignation was not executed as it was not approved by some department. I did insist to revert the date and make it the same day as it was earlier, but she is not agreeing on that. Now she is refusing to give me the relieving for that particular day. Which I think is very unprofessional. Here I am seeking advise and help to file a legal case for the company and related people. Would like to know also how strong is this case, In case I decide to sue my employer.

      Please advise.


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      realupset 5 years ago

      Is an employer allowed to order me to not tell anyone that I live a Holistic life? I handle our companys benefits and I have never pushed my life style on anyone nor have I ever told them not to take prescription. My supervisor called me in her office and told me to keep my personal comments about being holistic to myself. I and really upset because I should have a right to tell people that I live a holistic life. Please advise

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      debb 5 years ago

      can anyone help my ex employer will not give my new emloyer my start and finish dates so i can not start my new job and could loose it i have tried acas etc with no joy

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      hayley 5 years ago

      can you please tell me where i need to start with solicitors please, as i believe my ex employer keeps giving me a bad references. and i had a certain job up until he gave them his ref!!!! at the end of my job he turned out to be a nasty piece of work and still is been. also he carnt make his mind up if he has sacked me or i walked!!! due to him saying i walked from the job i got my income halved and then to give my cert job a ref to say i was dismissed for gross misconduct i really dont know how to go about this. please help.

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      Kelly 5 years ago

      So I was trying to transfer within my own order to do so my current manager had to discuss with my soon to be manager. I was told I had the job besides this meeting. Well I didn't get the job and HR told me what was said about me and why I didn't get the job. She has never written me up and only ONCE talked to me about an issue. So this is definitely slandering me. Where do I start?

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      bluemonkeyeyes 5 years ago

      Good After noon .. So i have a question .. I was terminated by my job yesterday 1/9/12 .. I worked for this small company for 7 months who has been in business since 1893 . Within the 7 months , I went to the boss about a problem with another employee , why this other employee is doing another full time job position and leaving me doing all the work . After the boss and I spoke , i went and moved on with my work . A few weeks later the same employee came to me and mentioned that the boss said that he and I ( the employee ) had to talk .. the talk was about things that the boss told him to talk to me about . So after being blown away about having the boss have an employee come to me about problems or concerns about me , I once again went and spoke with the boss , asking if the things that the employee told me were true . The next day I went to the Boss' assistant and asked her if she can ask the boss , next time he has something to say or any concerns , please come to me or go to someone in charge and not to a fellow employee . So after reaching my 6 month mark I was given 5 sick days .. seeing i have a personal life outside of work and things weren't going right , I called in work on monday the 9th of Jan 2012 , and left a message stating that I was not coming in today that i needed to move and I would like to take a sick day . That same day at 9:30 am I get a phone call from my Boss stating and demanding that i was lying , and that I was being terminated. He never gave me a chance to speak on the phone call , and he said what he had to say and hung up . So i called today 1/10/2012 to see if they can provide me with a writing letter of my termination . She mentioned that it probaly would be for Misconduct .. But after researching the whole misconduct of a workplace guidelines , I didn't fall into any of the Misconduct reasons . So how what do I do , Do i take this to an attorney ? do / or would I even have a case ?

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      mlynch68 5 years ago

      About 7 years ago I worked for a Temp agecy for a factory and at the time you were only allow to work 6 months then your time was up. So I worked there for the Temp agency place for 5 months then I quit and started a full time job some place else. Now I am trying to get on with a Different Temp agency company for the same Factory and the Temp agency called me up and told me that I was on the Factory Do not re hire list. I already did a Drug test and a physical for the Temp agency for the Factory company. Then I get a phone call from the Temp Agency telling me they can not hire me.. Can they do this?


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      Please Help; 5 years ago

      My name is 'Nicole' and I have a few problems. I was a receptionist at a spa owned by my boss, no H.R. available except in Phoenix where she sent our paperwork to. I started last year in February and quit in June the same year. I have had former employees while I worked there say completely mean things about me and when I went to talk to my boss, she blew it off saying, "you're the new kid here, it's only natural". They said to me things that were untrue and hurtful and it upset me to the point where I cried multiple times at work.

      I had become pregnant when I worked there and by May, I was three months pregnant but, I didn't know it. On May 6, I had developed a terrible UTI during work at around 4pm, which caused too much bleeding to be from a UTI. My boss had been there and people were telling me to go home and that I should go to the hospital. I asked my boss if I could leave and she said no, even though I was running back and forth to the restroom every three minutes with excruciating pain. When 7pm came around and we closed the spa, I immediately called my aunt and she met me at the small med clinics by my apartment. After taking a sample of urine, the head doctor came in and told me two blood types were found and had said I had suffered a miscarriage. He put me on medicine after taking out the unborn child. My boss told me that I needed to call her after I got out of the hospital and, around 11 at night, I called her, telling her I had suffered a miscarriage. She told me that if I didn't show up for work the next day, I was fired and hung up the phone.

      I showed up to work even though the doctor said to not work for at least a day to let me heal.

      A new employee we hired began working to help me on the receptionist duties and only her and I knew the register and how it worked.

      This happened on my birthday and I remember very clearly that the register did not have a lock but, a simple key to open it and the cash bag that was filled with money was stuck in between folders and did not have a lock on it.

      At closing, $100.00 went missing and after going through the receipt papers and the money bag about four times, I called my boss and told her that the new employee and I were the only ones on the register and that we have $100.00 missing. After having my boss yell at me and curse me out over the phone, we closed the shop.

      Money had gone missing a few more times after that, getting higher and higher until I finally took the register key with me where ever I went.

      Eventually, money began disappearing from the money bag and I finally had enough and called my boss and told her that this is ridiculous because the whole entire spa had absolutely no cameras anywhere and people were being blamed left and right.

      Well, that new employee referenced her friends she use to work with at another spa and they would always hang together.

      Finally, after being threatened to be fired multiple times because the register was my responsibility, I quit, giving my boss my resignation letter and a letter of recommendations for her to improve the spa's security. When I went to go hand it in, she had a paper ready for me to terminate me and have me written up. I did not sign the write up nor the termination papers, telling her I handed in my letter of resignation before she could fire me.

      Only her, myself and two other employees had keys to the spa.

      Please help me! I have had former employees still contact me and harass me, calling me a thief even though I never did a single thing. Please help me, I have no idea what to do.

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      Canuck57 5 years ago

      I recently heard back from a prospective employer stating that my application could not move forward because "there is history with me". I discussed this with a job recruiter and was told that this meant that I had a bad reference.

      So now I know there's a bad reference, but is there any way I can learn who it was, and what was said? I certainly do not know the person who mentioned this about my application (I subsequently learned who the person was who passed along this information).

      I have a rough idea of who the past employer could be and suspect that something illegal was mentioned (the person I suspect from my past has a history of doing this, but this is the first time it would have cost me money and reputation).

      If I could learn from this potential employer who said what I am positive I would have a good case. I am getting so very tired of this.

      Thank you.

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      David 5 years ago

      I work in IT sector and the software which i am working is having very less skill people. It is very hard to get an employee who can start his work from First day. So now i got the job from the other company who is also selling this software. Now my current employer told the Software company that other partners are poaching their employee. They have done this to put pressure on other company. What should i do?

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      I sued my former company 5 years ago

      I sued and won....I work for a Security company and sued them for getting fired for something I did not even do...They sent me a letter on my day off and told me never to return because I abandoned my Post..I was not even there that night I was off...What a bunch of idiots..It turns out everybody in the office lost there job...The corporate office fired I got paid a good amount..This is what happends when you hire morons to run an office....

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      Renee 5 years ago

      I doubt there is anything that can be done about this and this is more or less just a rant. I work for a police dept. I'm a dispatcher and do various administrative duties. I've been here over 8 years and haven't received a raise in over 4. even after I learned that a certain qualification we have requires a raise. This is a small department and city hall basically runs us. Last year every one in the dept. got a raise but the 3 women that do office and dispatch duties. I understand we are on a tight budjet so I applied for a job at the county central 911 dispatch office. I was basically told I had the job since I had the experience and was certified. I would have been making 10,000 more a year at this job. To make a long story short my employer called or visted the head of the 911 center (whom i hear he is very good friends with) and convinced him/them not to hire me because if I left my current job they weren't going to replace me. I got some letter in the mail saying i didn't get the job because of either "this reason or that reason" it wasn't until a couple weeks later I found out the real reason why I didn't get the job. It really hurts that someone can do this and get away with it.

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      Jay 5 years ago

      My old employeer keeps giving callers of my old company cell phone a number of a company in Indiana that I am consulting for. While I live in the same state of CA as my old employeer,my question is this....Can they just randomly give a number to anyone that calls my old company phone. What should I do about this?

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      kelly 5 years ago

      While at my last job I had health issues with many missed days of work, but once I was diagnosed and put on medication I did not miss as much work. Besides the missed work, I had no other issues or write-ups. I separated from the company with an approite 2 weeks notice and was even told that I have a job there if I ever want to come back. If my old boss is going out of her way to make sure a potential new employer knows I missed work but for obvious reasons can't go in to detail of why I missed work, can I sue or go after my former employer?

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      Tricia 5 years ago

      I've suspected for about six months that one of my references has been sabotaging my job search. I just found out that I was right. I've lost two opportunities now, and I suspect it was because of this person. The twist is, she was a mentor from my unpaid internship. Can I sue her for defamation?

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      melinda 5 years ago

      I started a new job in Nov 2010 (I worked for my last employer for 8 years) for better work hours and a little more money and bonuses. I was interviewed and worked for Supervisor A and had no comments or issues when my 90 day probation period was up. I was sent a survey to complete and rated Supervisor A highly and that I enjoyed my workplace.

      Shortly after that time there was some restructuring in our department and I was assigned to Supervisor B in March 2011. I heard rumors about this person, but if they were true I could not understand how she kept her job for bullying and cursing at her employees. In April 2011 I discovered I had health issues and would need to have several appointments with doctors. I notified Supervisor B of this and my concerns for how this was going to affect my job and the projects we were working on. She felt I was not eligible for FMLA as I had been with the company for less than a year (approximately 6 months). She said we would work around it. At her request I planned all my appointments for the morning and went to work immediately after, usually around 11:00 or 12:00. This included going in to work after having a uterine biopsy.

      Supervisor started making comments about the time I was missing. I worked until 8 or 9 pm to make up the time I missed for my appointments. I did not take any sick days at all. This supervisor was stressing me out and literally making me ill. This went on for some time. On June 1, 2011 after one of her rants against me (no cursing but speaking loudly) I told her I couldn't take it anymore and I left. When I got home I notified the department head and HR. HR said they were sorry to hear that and that I should have gone in and filed a complaint or discussed my issues before I left. I have worked for 26 years and have never done anything like this.

      On June 3, 2011 the sale of the company was finalized and on November 1, 2011 the company's assets were transferred and my last employer no longer existed,

      I filed for unemployment and cited harassment and hostile work environment. In hindsight I should have gone to HR but the company was in the process of being sold and since my co-workers had filed complaints against supervisor B I felt that HR would not pursue or take action. Since I did not file a complaint with HR my request for unemployment was denied.

      Here it is 7 months after the fact. I have had a few interviews but no offers. Since the company I worked for no longer exists can I still sue if I find out that they were giving me a bad reference? What is the statute of limitations to filing a suit? I have even signed up with 5 major employment agencies and have only heard back from 1 about a job but it was too far and too low in pay for me to take.

      I really hope you answer. We have nearly exhuasted the savings we built and since I am not eligible for unemployment that I paid into for 26 years we are considering bankruptcy.

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      Eddie 5 years ago

      Hi, I resigned from the place I used to work for and I am currently working as consaultant in same industry. My ex employer called one of my clients and told him that I used stolen documents from his company to set up my clients website. This was very embarrassing and damaging to my reputation. Also not true and not something that he could prove. My client uses same software supplier as my exemployer

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      Eddie-2 5 years ago

      He also called the software company and told them that I stolen documents from him. He told this to another 2 people at least. All these people are willing to testify. I feel very upset and may lose a possible business deal because of all this. More importantly I worked nearly 6 years for him and I was working day and night avarage 60 hours a week without overtime payment and do not deserve this treatment. In reality I am so stressed and depressed about all this. He doesn't even know what he is talking about and does not understand how the system worked. Even his current employees warned him but he still called my client and other people. I feel I have right to receive compensation for the undue stress and damage to my reputation the least. Can you tell me if I have right for that?

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      Canuck57 5 years ago

      If your former emploer has accused you of stealing, and it caused damage to you and/or your business, you have a gift that is not difficult to win in court.

      Any lawyer could win this with one visit in front of a judge. All the lawyer needs to do is ask the defendant to present the charges and sentencing that you received when you "stole" whatever it is you are accused of stealing. In order for "anyone" to publically declare that you broke the law there must be a record of your guilt, or there can be serious consequences for your accuser. There is plenty of precedence for this, which is why it's usually a no-brainer. In fact, even if you did steal something, but there were never any charges laid against you, it's still a case that's easy to win.

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      gio 5 years ago

      i was terminated after i was jailed for sumthing non-job related i gave a 3 hour notice and another employee notified the supervisor and the supervisor denies ever being told, i was also reporting him to the owner and his rep for the stores for sexual harassment before my incarceration, but nothing was ever done and it wasnt the first time he had been accused of this.. this was in oct of 2010.. wen i was terminated that same month i was told that i was an "AT WILL EMPLOYEE" .. and i had a hard time getting another job for 8months then i got a job that didnt check my references but i quit it due to moving out of the county and commute bills .. well now im having an even harder time finding a job because where i live now they check my references.. well i applied for unemployment and they printed out wat that employer has been saying about me i have a copy of wat the unemployment agency was told .. wat can i do now at this point... ???

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      Eddie 5 years ago

      Dear Cannuck57, I appreciate your time and valuable information that you have provided. Is there a good representative that you or anyone can suggest? I have bucket loads of more trouble coming to me. I have health problems as well as my partner (7 months pregnant) put through lot of stress accused of leaking inforlmation to me. She had to stop doing work (self employed) for the place I used to work too now. My ex collegue and good friend who still works for this company is also blamed. All with no basis or proof. I can infact prove without a shadow of any doubt that I am innocent. I used complete different workings to help my client. Never shared any documents or info belonged to my ex employer. I hope someone can provide me a number that I can take these further.

      Thank you

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      Well282 5 years ago

      Hi, i used to work in this nursing home (A) for two years. I had a good record, almost perfect but... i quit the job coz i applied and got employed in a hospital... Employer A gave me a letter of recommendation. I tried the hospital job for two week and felt its not for me at that time so i quit. Hospital A already got a replacement for me, so i applied in a diff nursing home, got hired and worked there for like 2.8 years. Then i pursued a course that will help me prepare better for hospital work. I quit that job to finish the course, i finished the course and applied to work in a hospital. Now the economy is worst and it became hard for me getting into a hospital coz now they only prefer nurses with prior hospital experience so they dont have to train them much. I tried applying several jobs but to no good result. I used Director of Nursing in employer A as reference several times but to no avail. Now, as plan B, i went back to applying in nursing homes. I called employer A if he has an open spot. Director of nursing at employer A told me i cannot apply there, said I am not as strong as a nurse to work there. He said i dont have good decision making skills and i cannot apply there. I was surprised as i had a really good record when i worked there. I didnt do anything wrong and he even wrote me a letter of recommendation, and i have been putting him as reference in my job searches. I asked him i dont understand what you mean? I have not worked there for a long time? He said i need really strong references to work there. I feel there's something wrong here. Seems like my status becomes 'non-rehiraable' and i didnt do anything wrong while i was with them.

      Now this doesnt feel right. I feel treated in an unjust manner. Do i have a case?

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      Well282 5 years ago

      I meant 'nursing home' A already had a replacement in the fourth sentence...

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      Angelindisguise 5 years ago

      I'm UK based but have been amazed at all the tales of woe on here about unscrupulous employers. I thought I was the only one to have met a few right *()*)*). I'm sure lawyers can do a lot to help you, but there is one right of redress that can really get back at bullying former boss and that is to go to the press and tell your story, or threaten to hit them with damaging publicity if they don't immediately change their ways!

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      Damon 5 years ago

      Hey, I was previously employed at McDonalds and I read through your article because a couple days ago I was at work and had some personal issues going on with one of the hourly managers, well when i went to talk to the first assistant he went off on a tangent about how he can understand why she would not like me and when i told him I was not going to stand there and listen to something that did not have anything to do with the situation at hand he told me that I was fired and to go home so when I took off my work shirt (yes i had an undershirt) and my hat i threw them to him because he was about 10 feet away and he got in my face we exchanged words and then he pushed me and had a small scuffle and then when I started to take control of the situation he yelled for someone to call the cops. long story short he and I had some personal problems and my o so swell job at mcdonalds did not end the way i planned. He is still employed even though he started a fight with me and im afraid he was altering my hours (someone text me that he turned off the camera to the office and was on the computer for a few minutes) so i know my last paycheck will not be what it should be and i know when potential new employers call they will hear the exact oposite of my side of the story. if i have someone call and pose as a potential new employer and record the conversation do i have to let him know im recording and if he says anything about the scuffle do i have a case for slander?

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      amazing 5 years ago

      I am gratefull that I am not alone in this battle of me against them. People who stand up for thier rights are the ones whom the companies like to blame. I told my employer that I plan on taking this all the way to the top. Not only was I humiliated degraded and so on (much much more)the more they deny me the more pissed off I get. I fin that the more pressure you put on them the more they screw up. I am saving all of my documents and hopefully I am able to prove this whole nightmre. Lie about me some more and blah blah blah!!!!Wah Wah waaaaah!!!!

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      John 5 years ago

      I have a new job and after one week, Ive become ill to where I cant go into work. The recruiter who found the job for me is wondering what is going on and has called two of my last jobs on my resume and wrote to me in an email that they both talked bad about me. Is there anything I can do?

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      wendy 5 years ago

      Hi , A letter was recently posted to my old address regarding a payement i recieved from my ex employers. Long story short. I was left with no other option but to resign from the company I worked for due to unprofessional treatment I recieved, and for Moral reasons (I witnessed a lot of distressing icidents) I work with children and when I expressed my concerns, They were ignored. I left in june, and they paid me in july. I didnt realise this and spent the money. I am working for a brilliant company now whose best interest lies with the kids, Ive really settled in. I got a letter from payroll saying if i dont return the money within 7 days, My ex manager will ring my current employers a phonecall and retract the reference they gave me. Can anyone give me any advice, please


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      shally 5 years ago


      What if I call my ex-employer and ask if he is ok to give him as a good reference and he says yes you can count on it and back stabbed you after? what if he gives negative comments to the hiring manager? can I still sue him ?

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      sbabola 5 years ago

      Hi I recently started a new job and after three weeks they called former employer.I gave previous employer two weeks written notice and was told by human resources that I was a good employee before leaving.Well my new boss called previous employer (not sure why but she told me she knows someone there)and was told I had a bad attitiude,was hard to work with and probably would of been fired anyway.Is there anything I can do about this?

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      ss23 5 years ago

      I have a question. I was fired via an email from a former employer while I was out of town on personal time off. I was told only to communicate with my former employer via email or in writing. However, my former employer gave me a letter of reference which I have. I have gone on many interviews, submitted my resume passed all of the interviews and was in contention for several positions. I recently applied again and the last place told me that when they called my former employer that he said, he would need to consult legal counsel before speaking. Then he said that he heard to many things and that there were problems between him and I. I was employed by this company for 16 years. I have not worked since June of 2011. I was not able to collect all of my belongings to this day. My question is: If I have a letter of reference from him and he made these statements to someone on the phone, what should I do? Please respond. Thank you.

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      Burned 5 years ago

      Hello...I recently left a high-salary job at a privately owned medical clinic. I was placed in the position after being promoted due to a long and stellar work history and highly rated performance. After about a year of making positive changes, which were popular with the majority, one smal group of physicians became threatening. The behavior escalated to the final occurrence, which was that this group began spreading falsehoods about my replacing nurses with lower-qualified MA's. As this rumor spread, I also received a written threat that I should be shot. At this point and previously, I reported the behavior to my superiors and to HR, requesting action be taken. It was promised that it would be handled, but nothing was. The "shooting" threat occurred on a Friday. The following weekend I attempted several times to contact my supervisor, but was ignored. That Was when my husband and I decided I should remove myself from the situation immediately. I resigned the following Monday and left without giving notice, due to the hostile and threatening circumstances. Now I suspect the former employer is sabotaging my search for a new job. I've removed them from my resume after months of searching, and suddenly now am getting interviews. I've recently been hired. Do I have a case? What is my first step? Thank you!

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      Canuck57 5 years ago

      Eddie 2:

      I am not a lawyer, but I do know that most lawyers will give you 20-30 minutes of their time for free to review your status and your case. If there is something illegal being done against you a lawyer will see this and go to bat for you. It will cost, but generally you will win more than your legal fees in cases that are typically "open and shut".

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      Girl3 5 years ago

      Today I was told by a possible employer the only reason I did not get the job as a CNA for home health care was my ex boss saying that I "had personal problems at work". This is not true, but because she said this the director of nursing couldn't approve me to be hired. Should I just contact the company's HR and tell them about what my ex boss did or should I seek legal action?

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      Canuck57 5 years ago

      Girl3: Have a free meeting with a lawyer and learn exactly what you can and cannot do given your exact situation. I would avoid talking to that company's HR and say anything until you have spoken with a lawyer. You sound like you could have a solid case, especially because someone has related to you what was said (i.e. a witness), which is rare. There's nothing worse than consulting with your previous employer over such an issue, and then have a laywer tell you, "oh, you shouldn't have done that" :-).

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      A Cain 5 years ago

      I have a question about a past employee whose been giving me a bad reference – (in my past supervisors abscence). I left my job because of this individual. She was NEVER my supervisor but I learned from a past boss that she did indeed have bad things to say about me instead of connecting this person to my actual past supervisor. I have half a mind to have a friend call this company and see what she says and have it recorded, if possible. I loved this job I worked at, just didn't like the psycho I worked with and she was "good friends" with my supervisor. Loved my supervisor though! Good lady; and when I did leave I told her confidentially why I was really leaving and it was because of this goon.

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      RASTA 5 years ago

      Am employed @ a certain garage in Durban ,the problem is am a foreigner and am not registered I work from 6 to6 for 2weeks and only get a single day off ,It's been 2years now working under such oppressive management .who can help me or where can I go to get help to bring this oppression to an end is there any benefit which I can get from them ,am not registered to any lawyers o organisation which can help me,they pay me any how am not payed per hour they just do whatever they deem necessary

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      Laura 5 years ago

      I was dismissed from my job and yes I admit i was guilty of the charges, but at the time i was suffering from severe depression anxiety and paranoia. I paid the price for my offence by losing not only my job but my home aswell. After a lot of therapy and prescription drugs I am on the mend all i need now is to get back into work but this is being hindered by my former employers reference I feel like I keep being punished for the same crime and I am unemployable because of 1 mistake.

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      jay 5 years ago

      well my old boss told the new place i was trying to get a job at that i was a good mechanic even a grate mechanic but when the weather got warm i seemed to take off on my harley for days without calling in that never happened and its been 6 years sents i worked there do u think i have a case.

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      Keith 5 years ago

      I resigned from a company and went to work for a competitor. Is my ex employer allowed to tell clients a work for them at a different location when in fact I do nt work for them at all?

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      Shirley 5 years ago

      what if you work for a church. Are they still under the same law?

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      Amber Bussingham 5 years ago


      I applied for a job on the base i had two good references from my past employer and a person i worked with. The company i worked for was asking me to stay, two weeks left on my notice, but then gave me a bad reference which has now stopped me from getting for job i was offered. Do you think i have a case with taking them to court? Amber p.s i have not had any written or verbal warns at all with my past employers

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      guest 5 years ago

      I work in law enforcement and was task to a special response agency. I was notified that one of my past employers gave me a bad refernce and I had done nothing wrong and was never written up or anything but left die to a family emergency. How do I battle this. It is hard to fight someonw who is attacking you from shadows. Thanks

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      bushbailey 5 years ago

      I wonder will the questions we've asked ever get answered?

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      gesse 5 years ago

      can a former employer give information to someone that just calls

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      My husband has just gotten fired from his job nearly 2 months ago. He has been working for that company for a little over 3 years. He got fired because of something that allergily happens 2 months prior to the termination day (right before Thanksgiving holiday). The managers told him that they were going to let him go during that time. But they had him work throughout the Christmas holiday, nor did they letting him know they were any problems with him. So, they played along that they were alright with him and everyone. They even at one point giving everyone at their store a $25 gift card, a month before the termination, for a job well done. Then, they chose to tell him about that incident on Jan 3, chose to let him go that day. I do not understand this. I do feel it is totally unfair, because how are you going to recall that you did something wrong, let alone it was 2 months prior. Knowing how many people do Christmas shopping, and he worked at the mall, its kinda hard to remember what he did that day with suppostively 'secret shopper'.

      On top of that, he got turned down for unemployment, due to this allerged incident mainly. He has filed for an appeal, but is in the process of reviewing it at this time.

      My question is, can they just hold that against you, without your knowledge. Can they let him go of something that happen 2 months ago, without any knowledge about the incident til that day? Do you have to have a time frame of writing someone up for any incident related to work? If yes to any of these questions, what can I do? Will we have a case, if we decided to sue them for what I believe is a 'wrongfully' termination???

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      ashleyhopeburch 5 years ago

      (I have just written this questions out, so that is why I copied/pasted it.) My husband has just gotten fired from his job nearly 2 months ago. He has been working for that company for a little over 3 years. He got fired because of something that allergily happens 2 months prior to the termination day (right before Thanksgiving holiday). The managers told him that they were going to let him go during that time. But they had him work throughout the Christmas holiday, nor did they letting him know they were any problems with him. So, they played along that they were alright with him and everyone. They even at one point giving everyone at their store a $25 gift card, a month before the termination, for a job well done. Then, they chose to tell him about that incident on Jan 3, chose to let him go that day. I do not understand this. I do feel it is totally unfair, because how are you going to recall that you did something wrong, let alone it was 2 months prior. Knowing how many people do Christmas shopping, and he worked at the mall, its kinda hard to remember what he did that day with suppostively 'secret shopper'.

      On top of that, he got turned down for unemployment, due to this allerged incident mainly. He has filed for an appeal, but is in the process of reviewing it at this time.

      My question is, can they just hold that against you, without your knowledge. Can they let him go of something that happen 2 months ago, without any knowledge about the incident til that day? Do you have to have a time frame of writing someone up for any incident related to work? If yes to any of these questions, what can I do? Will we have a case, if we decided to sue them for what I believe is a 'wrongfully' termination???

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      Adrian 5 years ago

      Hello, hope all is well. I entered into a consulting services agreement on April 24, 2011. At the time that I was hired the company requested my services on a full time basis, 5 Days a week/8 HRS/Day...I was asked NOT to enter into any other service agreements with any other company because I was needed FULL Time. The contract had a 90 Day in Writing Termination Clause. Last week the company called advising me advising me that the contract was being terminated and that my service would no longer be needed effective immediately. I asked about the 90 Days Termination clause and was advised that the clause was only inserted to protect the company. This is not the case, I insisted that the 90 Day Clause be inserted because I was asked to only maintain one contract and was affraid that if they would terminate my contract I would be left out in the COLD.....this is exactly what happened! Can I do anything!

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      BDR 5 years ago

      Hello, I was hired in February of 2011. At the time I was hired my daughter died in November 2010 of cancer. The company which was a hospital had never had an HR Assistant before. The company hired me to work with the HR/Manager and Marketing Manager. I was hired in February 2011. The HR dept. took almost a month to hire me. When I submitted my application in January of 2011, I never heard from them. I was referred to this job by a respectable individual. This person told me to go and speak with the CEO in which I did. The CEO hired me on the spot and then took me over the HR. The HR manager could not find my application nor my references. They then proceeded to ask me if I could give them another copy. In the meantime, I had scanned a copy over to the HR dept. and they could not find that either. So the CEO told this individual to go ahead and process me. Meanwhile, the HR manager asked me if I could give them another copy in which I did. I interviewed with the HR and Marketing Manager and they both agreed that I would be a great asset to the Company because of my Administrative skills. It took them almost a month to hire me. Once hired I did not have a phone nor a computer for almost 3 weeks. I really became frustrated. The Marketing manager made a statement to me because of an incident that happened and she stated that the last person that worked with her said she was like a pit bull? The red flags were everywhere. The company moved and come to find out, I was put on the switchboard, I did mail which I did not mind, but all my other work was backing up. I told them that it wasn't going to work because of the fact that I did not anticipate a workload volume of work such as this along with my other responsibilities. Like I said, I was the first assistant they ever had and it appeared that their management skills was not up-to-par. I stayed there and there were many other issues going on while I was on probation. My probation was extended for a month and in that last month, I came to the conclusion that the job was not suitable for me, so I resigned. I did not give but a weeks notice. When the HR manager read my letter, I was told that I did not have to stay the remaining duration and that I could leave. I have not been able to find a job since I left this company. Can I sue?

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      Stacy 5 years ago

      I was recently fired for no reason unless it was my age.I was not the highest paid person. I had worked there many years and nearing retirement. They claimed cutbacks and downsizing. I asked why me instead of someone with less seniority and got no answer. They gave me "separation" papers that say one thing in on spot and something totally different in another. What I was verbally told about pay and insurance didn't happen and now they won't talk to my attorney. He was directed to talk to their attorney but the attorney won't answer his calls or call him back. What can I do?

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      Anil 5 years ago

      one employee left his job on the last day of any month & he want to join on the first day of next month but the owner of both these company is same so has any rule ?

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      Joe V 5 years ago

      I was hired at a pizza place for two days. Yet was not put on the books or schedule I worked two days about 5-6 hours each day and was not compensated for it. Although it is a miniscule amount of work and payback, I don't think that is right. Is there anything I can do?

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      AHolmes 5 years ago

      I'm trying to hire someone who was let go during a probationary period for falling asleep on the job. I know, I'm not crazy but the guy was working 16-18 hour days, sometimes double shifts. Although during the interview process this guy willingly admitted that he was terminated because he fell asleep, his previous employer refuses to confirm this to be true. Any suggestions?

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      saffronica 5 years ago

      HELP! My husband can't get a new job and it's because of his current boss! She is vindictive and she's only in it for herself. He's the IT guy for a graduate school and he basically wrote all the new code himself, maintained most of the department by himself and has been an exemplary employee with YEARS of superior yearly reviews; which is WHY his boss is sabotaging him! He makes her job easy, and if he leaves it would take MONTHS to train a new person! Every time he tries to move somewhere else in the university system or out of it altogether he ALWAYS gets rejected at the reference point of the interview process! One of the university's internal interviewers even came within a hair of telling him his boss had pulled some strings to keep him stuck but of course they wouldn't actually say it. They even promised to write her up for hindering his growth at the university but I doubt they ever did. What can we do at this point? His only option at this moment is contract work, and we have a family and need insurance! Any advice you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated. His salary has dropped THIRTY PERCENT over the last eight years because of "budget cuts" and he's working unpaid overtime just to keep up with her increasing demands (he gets "comp" time which an auditor told her last week she wasn't PAYING him properly for!) What can we do? This can't continue!

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      jason 5 years ago

      I have a number of problems, i don't know weather it's legal or not so i'm gonna make a list

      :my employer fired me and said i quit on my r.o.e can this come back at me later?

      :The reason i got fired was i was getting yelled at for dropping something (commen thing)

      after i asked for more to replace it the boss called me an a-**** and started flareing at me in my defense i spoke up shouted back the same words he said i don't want you in here i said yeah you'll see. this was a week after spotting him in his office with another employee, i made a small comment about it and left.


      when i started working there i was paid in salery the amount of, $550 for 6 days a week about 50-55 hour p/w. I got a raise that took it up to $600 dollar p/w i missed a few days and never called i got fired, they re-hired me paying me $550 again i was that . i asked for a day off weeks before the day i took it off, i got a call from the boss telling me i have to come in. I said no i made plans for the night and he said if i don't come in today don't bother coming in at all, i said suck my **** and hung up. again i was fired. they re-hired me again paying me $600 i pull my weight around in there i told the boss after finding out my cousin who works there part time made $450 for 4 days was getting paid more then me i asked for a raise they gave me $600.85 there is way more to this i just need to know if some of this is legal the salery part.

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      Sticke17 5 years ago

      My former employer went out of business. I have been out of work for 8 months. I new propsective employer has attempted to contact them for a reference but the phone number is disconnected and the email account has been discontinued. This was my only contact with the previous employer. They are asking for an alternate phone number or email address. Stating that employment is contingent upon reference checks. Can I offer them new reference altogether?

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      Michelle 5 years ago

      I started a new job on 27th Feb where I needed an airside pass, you need 5 year reference, my last employer who I was with for 1 year refuse to give me a reference so my new company had to terminate my contract is there any thing I can do?

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      Tracy Meyne 5 years ago

      Can I quit my job if I have a discrimination law suit against the company?

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      Accountable 5 years ago

      I was terminated from a media News Co. due to a formal employee that took a lot of funds off a system that should have been shut down back in 2008. This media put their customer credit card at Risk. Here's my question, I was denied my annual increase. Later, I was fired and told the reason was due to unsatisfactory performance (which my current/all reviews were above satisfactory). I know that I was fired instead of laid off like my boss (of different race). The person that took funds is now in jail in CT. I on the other hand is trying to find work, but feel like my survivor ship, and my life liberty has been deprived- I was not given a due process and feel like I'm being rail- roaded. This is due to the fact that this company does not want me to air the details surrounding how this person was able to steal from a system that Sr. Mgmt knew should have been shut down- Please help me understand how a Company could due this and leave me unemployed. I'm aware of NJ employee at will. However; do I have any rights since I'm not in charge of making any decision? The person that was able to compromise a credit card system was given unlimited overtime by a senior level person at this Media company.



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      randy 5 years ago

      I was recently fired for a random drug test.The day i had to test i told my employer that i messed up and would fail the test.He then sent me out to work,driving a company vehicle for the week.I asked him midweek if i would need a ride home friday due to the results of the test,he said no.Friday came with my results,failed,like i knew i would.I called the office and told him the results and he said i would be let go.I argued with him that the company policy states first offense is 2 week minumum suspension and second offense was a termintation,and also that i couldnt believe that after i told him i would fail he still allowed me to work.I drove a company truck Dot required.He was not happy that i mentioned i thought he was wrong for this and instructed the quality control manager i was working with to lock the company truck and throw my stuff out and leave me there.The QC manager told me he felt it was wrong and told me to sue and ended up driving me down the road to a bus station against the Ceo orders.I was in north Chicago left with my 2 suit cases too get home to Michigan 9 hours later i got home.I applied with a company that week which sometimes worked along side the company that terminated me.I didnt put that i was fired and checked the box saying not to contact that employer.The guy who interviewed me told me i had more experience then anyone he hired in 20 years but i didnt get the job.I know i was given a bad reference.Im having a friend call tomorrow to see what kind of reference shes gets and also going to request my interview info from the company that didnt hire me..I had 0 write ups with this company and was a great technician.Can i sue for being left or for the company not following the drug policy.I also never recieved any type of right up or termination letter.He told me he had to wait for the results before letting me go thats why i was allowed to work,but to me if someone tells you that they smoke a joint and would fail why do u need the results.If i came in stating i was on acid does that mean they have to allow me to work until the results come in?Seems like he would suspend me at that time..They just wanted me to finish the scheduled work that week.

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      mc3a1100 5 years ago

      My past employer will not return my information to obtain a new job. I'm a truck Driver, the new company must have a past jobs D.O.T information before hire by law in Illinois. I have lost every job offer due to the fact the past employer wont return this information. Can I do anything?

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      Alexandra 5 years ago

      Someone please get back to me. I work in a hospital kitchen while I was at college because it was good hours. That was 2 years ago I been trying to get a new job ever since. I recently had an interview for a healthcare assistant didn't get the job but they told me I was first reserve. 2 weeks later the lady rang me up and offered me the job so I said yes would love too. She then rang me 1 week later after I filled all my forms out saying your previous employer gave you a bad reference and I'm withdrawing my offer. I have been so good in my job I've never done anything wrong or bad and im always polite.

      All I want is a new job I hate my job and they are stopping me from leaving. The annoying thing is my nice manager left in nov 2011 and I have never met this new manager so how can she do this??????

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      Kelly B 5 years ago

      I quit my job 2 yrs ago due to my ex husband ( who also worked for the same company) was harassing me at work. Our boss new this was hap

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      Kelly B 5 years ago

      I quit my job 2 yrs ago due to my ex husband ( who also worked for the same company) was harassing me at work. Our boss new this was happening but did nothing about it. I was great at my job but due to the harassment I quit I mentally couldn't handle it any longer. Now its been 2 yrs later and I can't get a job I have had interviews but wasn't hired. I know that the company I worked for has gave bad references on former employees. Is there anything I can do?

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      SandyC 5 years ago

      I quit my job in Nov after 11years.I Was very dedicated for all those years.The pressure became so much to make the numbers, that I was changing them didnt steal anything I was not fired I resigned and told them exactly what happened so I confess to doing it.The shame of it all was worst then anything.I just found a perfect job offer after six months offer was on the table when.I got a call saying that one of my reference did not check out.I have a family to take care what can I do about them giving me a bad reference.Iwas always one of the top performers never had a problem or written up.I made a huge mistake what can I do?

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      n/a 5 years ago

      ok i have an issue in work where i am accused on stealing time and money as well, i have been told verbally by my manger i am to recieve a letter about having to go to a meeting, now i have resigned by does this mean now i still have to go to the meeting or do i wait, they said if i go i can have a representive with for the meeting but this was before i had resigned.

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      lilclub 5 years ago

      i wasn`t fired a year ago, but had a contract saying that company can`t say what i was fired for. Can I sue them for that and what else can i do to them

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      Dolores 5 years ago

      No I don't have any financial interest in this company. I'm a satisfied customer. Twice in a decade.

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      jay 5 years ago

      we had changed our company names and owners 3 times in the past 20 years, can an employee who's been working from the first owner and company to the third company and owner for hour dispute in the past 20 years? How far back in years can an employee sue a company for hour dispute? thanks

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      kaao2 5 years ago

      hi i need advice , if i am a company driver and i hit a fence and damage it and i reported to my company and later i quit and a month after i quit the exemployer now wants me to pay for the damage to the fence can he sue me for the damages

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      siki89 5 years ago

      I was working for a dr two years ago that treating us like his slaves and we would really nvr get any breaks until one day u just had enough of his abbuse and i decided to leave .now ive been unemployed for over a year and i have not been able to get a job another girl that worked for him is having the same problem and we susspect it was him giving bad reference one day i had my friend call the manager asking about me and she said nothing but negative things about it and the phone call was recorded.they tell me to take it to court but i wanna know if i cant and would i get in trouble for using a name if a dr here in town without their consent?

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      John 5 years ago

      I quit a job recently because i was suffering from Anxiety I phoned the job next morning to tell them I wont be back, I was told over the phone "Thats ok because we were going to sack you anyway" I have tried to put in a new claim in social welfare for Jobseekers benefit, I recieved a call from a social worker telling me that i will have to wait upto 10 weeks because my employer told them i was sacked for gross misconduct. can u help me or give me some advice please thank you

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      Skeeyer00 5 years ago

      15 years ago I was terminated from company A for a minor misjudgment, and mistake on my part. Company A a huge company with multiple business units. I currently work for company B which company A just bought. The business unit is completely different than the unit I was in when terminated from company A 15 years ago. Nonetheless, this previous company has bought my current company. It's not like I was searching for my previous employer, it's purely coincidence. I'm so stresses out now as if the deal goes through, I feel like I'm going to get fired again as soon as they process my SSN#. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I "toast" or will I be ok?

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      Prashanth K 5 years ago

      Yes I had a similar experience now I am working as a security guard

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      Floridian2012 5 years ago

      After 8 years of working for Bank of America, I was targeted by management and then terminated after informing management, superiors and HR about code of ethics violation committed by another associate. It started in February 2012 when I was just 4 days away from getting a promotion and the manager wrote me up and kept me from the promotion. I had never been written up in all of my career at the bank. It continued until May when I was terminated and when I asked why and for proof, they said that they did not need to give me any at all. My concern is, I am applying for other banks and different companies. Can they keep me from getting a job elsewhere? Thank you so much and I look forward to your feedback

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      Dan 5 years ago

      I was working for a automotive company for a few years, never had any problems,worked my way up to Mgr. Helped Loss Prevention with few internal cases.One day a shoplifter came into the store( we have a few every day)and I ask him to leave the merchandise and leave He was considerably bigger and came up to me, the I show him my box cutter that was in my hand right next to my body and askim to leave the merchandise that I was not going to call the police. He left the store but another employee that was under investigation at the time for under ringing called HR on me and LP tricked me into signing a estatement about what happend and I was let go. I can not get any jobs no matter what they are or how low they pay. Someone close to me confirmed to me that that employer is giving me a bad reference saying that I am violent. With a family and bills to pay, how can I possibly fight this to clear my record or change somehow what they are saying. I will greatly appreciate your help! Thank You!!!

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      minni 5 years ago

      Hi ! i'm mentally tortured by my manager/area manager. iwas with the company almost 4 yrs, a good worker. new manager came & everything upside down, I trained the manager & went on maternity leave, came back & found things are different, CM never communicate with me, only RN on the flood 4 days a week, responsible for stuff after CM. when I Questioned CM/area manager false blamed me as rude & defensive. & gave me bad annual reviews & very low raise & almost insulted. CM talked about me to other employees that im not not supportive that is absolutely lie, CM is proudy & I never saw her on the floor to check on whats going on, sometimes I did not know thatshe is in the clinic, e.g. If we said that this scheduke is very tight difficult to handle for PCTs CM "I have to do it, figure it out" I took that on heart & depressed, it disturbed my sleep. I quit my job after 2 weeks notice. Im pretty sure she made every note what happened even it is lie/false. Im still under depression, I love my job/patients & dedicated to my work. pt. cried when I left & requested to stay there. I got new job but less salary, so financial loss too. so my question is can I sue my bosses??

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      Joel 5 years ago

      I applied for a correction officer postion for the state of Maryland a few months ago,gave them my resume,took my background and finger printing.everything was going well.they were calling my refference and got to my current job after asking them my dates of hire I received a letter saying I was denied the I have no bad background not a felons,so after doing some research I found that my current employer gave my wrong dates of hire .see I work for this company before and quite for another job until 2004 then return and been there sence I'm putting all my my job history on my resume,application and all and it's not checking out and I found out why today.i spoke to the hr lady today and she informs me the the only record they have of me working there is 2004 till present on there computer then she looks in my file and there it is every day,week,month and year I work as I'm putting all the time I work there on my resume and apps,my current employer is basically saying I'm wrong causing me to loss any chance of probably working a state job ever.does anyone no what steps I can take to possibly suie this company for giving false information??? Thanks

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      Liza 4 years ago


      I am unemployed now and have tried contacting my previous employer to ask if they have any positions there. I am getting the silent treatment. How can I find out why?

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      Lisa 4 years ago

      My husband just got fired, they told him they were moving in a different direction however, they gave him a legal form to sign stating he would not sue them. He would have to sign the form in order to receive a severance package. He called 2 previous employees who had also been let go for the same reason and they did not have to sign anything, just received the check.

      Do you think they are covering something up? I think it is his age (63) and he has been sick this year as well. The most important thing however is that he is in sales, and every bid he brought to them, they outprice themselves so he wouldn't make his bonus/commission. I think they were wanting him to leave but didn't, so they came up with this legal document to scare him into accepting the severance package instead of suing them.

      Should he just sign the document and move on or is there a possibility he has a case against them.

      Thank you

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      MC 4 years ago

      Started workin in a doctors office. 6 weeks later received a better opportunity in a diff job and also my wife who has not been working for the last 4 years. In my contract it says that any party could terminate the contract without any cause upon given 60 days notice. He told me to leave before the 60 days notice.

      I gave the notice but obviously my boss was not happy that I was leaving and he even ask me to pay him back the 6 weeks that he payd me. And ask me to leave before the 860 dasy.

      Am I in trouble? Can I or should I do somethng about this?

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      JOHANNA 4 years ago

      I was promoted from being a receptionist to an administrator and on probation for 3monthd and that 3months has passed its now 1,5 months now and still havent heard anything from my superiors in regard with the probation

      the hr once came to me and told me that she dd send my supervisor an email regarding that and after that they never looked me in the eye the HR is now on leave and im still in the dark. what should i do because it seems lilke they are just waiting fro me to make a mistake or that they are looking for someone to fill this position. please help

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      Roxanne. 4 years ago

      my manager fired me because my ex co-worker and his friend said i was harassing me i told them i wasnt and they said what are they both lying? hes closer to me and is always talking down about me to other co-workers and my managers i felt very harassed and there has been many problems with this specific general manager im trying to fight my case but nothing seems to be working they tried getting me fired for making all these complaint they never looked into these. i also never recieved an team member handbook to know if i was being dooped till it was too late....and now im left without a job and unemployment hasnt approved or denied me im so troubled and i feel i have been litterally stabbed in the back sorry for the mumbo jumbo but from what you read here, i was wondering if i had a case

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      Marie 4 years ago

      My employer is trying to fire me. By giving me 4-9pm shifts knowing that I can not work passed 5 pm due to the fact I care for my 75 yr old mother who has Alzheimer's and get dropped off at home from the daycare center. When hired they knew about this. What atelier rights as an employee!

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      Mary 4 years ago

      I need some advice. I have been applying for jobs within my own neighborhood school district since about 10/12. I have applied for several, but have not gotten any interviews. I keep checking back and reapplying as I see postings go up, but still no interviews. Lately, the person in charge of filling substitute positions (non-certified staff) will not even talk to me - and I get passed off the the Exec. Dir. of HR. I know I am very qualifed for these positions (especially the sub pool), but the information that I have been given as feedback doesn't really tell me much of anything. Most recently, I emailed the person in charge of filling the sub pool via email - and she did not respond to me at all (found out she is still there, but in a different function in HR). I then phoned the new contact (a friend filled me in), and I was quickly passed off to the Exec. Dir. of HR. I have been persistant and assertive in my applications and follow-up (but respectful), but I am getting the distinct impression I am not liked. The answers I receive when I do look for feedback as to why I haven't been added have been random: need to maintain ratios of certified staff vs. certified, some seemed to have more office experience or recent experience in a school setting, etc. My latest explaination was that they have a large pool of candidates and can afford to be selective. I am the mother of a special needs child with Downs/Autism and have had 12 years experience caring for her. To make a long story short, I have always been encouraged by these contacts to watch for posting and that I'm welcome to apply - which I have over and over. Still, no interviews at all. I was even encouraged by the Dir. of HR to get some experience outside the district - then they could call them to see what type of employee I was. I did recently work 1 day in another district to give it a try. Over the past week, I inquired yet again as to the need for additional staffing this Spring. I was told that they would not be adding me to the pool. Here is the latest feedback from the Dir. HR (word for word):

      Ms. ---,

      As stated in my earlier e-mail I went back and spoke to Ms. --- to remind me of your particular situation. In this case when we received your initial application (10/2011) and she was conducting our screening reference calls we received feedback that did not align with the skills and qualities we were looking for in our position. This is what I referenced in my last e-mail. Based on these references you would not be eligible for employment in the --------- Area School District. In the Fall Ms. --- was trying to "be nice" and explain that other candidates had skills that were more closely aligned with what we were looking for.

      Now, this is the first I have been told that I am not eligible for any job within my own school district. I'm not sure what happened. I went from being "free to apply" to "not eligible for anything". The Dir. of HR also appologized for the lack of communication. My dillema is that I don't know if a former employer IS, in fact, giving me a bad reference. I called all 3 that I had listed on my app. today, and it seems like they are only answering very standard questions (beg. date/end date, title, salary) - and inquiries are being directed to HR or they are using another party to give out information (again, very basic info.). I also called the 3 other personal references who I listed who work for the same school district (mainly teachers) to verify if they have been contacted and to verify again that they would give me a good reference. All of them said no contact was made, and, of course, they would give a good reference. I guess I'm not convinced that the Dir. HR and the sub pool staffing person are being honest with me - or that what they are doing is on the up-and-up. My husband is an attourney, but his specialty is not in this area. He checked with a co-worker/attourney today who does know more about that area. His opinion is that someone with the school dis. probably does not like me and is handing me a bunch of crap. What should I do now? The email that I shared was from yesterday.

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      Trisha 4 years ago

      I started a job in which I am one female in the work place with 15 males, "I'm not against men" I am the mother of two son's and I love my husband of 24 years. When I first started the cussing was so bad that I asked them to watch what they say around me, that didn't go over too well, "I sence resentment by several fellow employes." Some of them have been telling on me saying that I am unsafe at work and other little things tthat are adding up really fast. I have been called into the supervisers office and told that I better improve or I am going to be let go. I work really hard, i show up to work on time and I have safety on my mind at all times they are making things up. I am now stressed out at work because of this. If I am laided off, that equals bad reference, then it will be really hard to find a job and what I do at work is a skill that I have to make my living, I don't have many more that would pay as well as this skill. I don't have a college education so I am at a loss. I don't know what to do. Help. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Trisha

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      louise 4 years ago

      i have been unemployed for a yr now had 10 interviews and not 1 has offered me the postion , im getting upset about this as i cant provide for my family like i used to i left my job because they spoke down to me and was always one rule for one and one rule for another , i was taking into hospital badly from an invection when i phoned in my boss said whatever and hung up i was always in work coveruing shifts only to find out she has been giving bad refrences about me this is not fair please help ... i just want a job any job but the ex boss is ruining everything for me and my family .

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      mike 4 years ago

      I drive a truck and found another job with a different company. They went through a preliminary background check and scheduled me for orientation. So once they had me confirmed for orientation I gave my notice at my (now another former) employer. At the VERY LAST MINUTE, the Friday afternoon before I was to board a plan to go to orientation, they cancelled it because of what a former employer put on my DAC report at HireRight. Upon viewing my DAC report, they listed 7 accidents in the 1 1/2 years I worked for them. 5 of the 7 accidents entrie are incomplete. Either they have an unknown city and state or accident details just say "Misc". I was working for a Temp Agency for commercial drivers and after the 2nd day of work they let me go because of what this former employer said about me. Now prospective employers see the 7 accidents and wont hire me. I have recently disputed the incomplete information with HireRight. Am I able to sue my former employer for incomplete information listed on my DAC report that is preventing me from getting a job for the last 3 weeks?

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      Isn't proving defamation very difficult? What if the ex-employer denies giving out false information and then the prospective employer denies it as well out of fear for legal issues. It is then basically a my word against their word situation and we all know who loses out in that case. Great hub!

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      Debbie 3 years ago

      I settled a workcomp with a county position for pennies and signed documents for no reinstatement rights, however I was misled and am told I can not apply for any county job now. I was bamboozled. Do I have any rights to right this wrong done to me?

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      celly campbell 3 years ago

      my previous employer is texting me threatening he will take the labour board dispute papers to my new employee, so I will loose my new job, what can I do.

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      milt 3 years ago

      i have a question my former employer was called for a work ref, and what i was told by my new boss or questioned about was he was told that while i worked for the past employer that i did a tow job for free and when asked a few days later the money showed up. also when i was working for them me and my wife separated for about 3 weeks and and since i was working 24/7 for a tow company the main boss was ok with me staying in the shop for that time. but my new boss was told that also. is there anything that i can do about that since i have applied for 2 other jobs and when they called to get a work ref i never got hired.??

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      Robert 3 years ago

      I believe in the first amendment and the truth is an absolute defense against anything an employer might say. For this, if the employer wishes to convey truth about an employee who was not great, he or she should stick to objective truths. Of course when they started, what their starting salary was, what their ending salary was and what their ending date was are all objective. Other things that are objective would include - but aren't limited to - "The employee was involuntarily terminated" (if the employee was indeed fired), "The employee was terminated for alleged theft" (not saying that they stole but that they were fired for allegedly stealing; if they didn't steal and they were fired for stealing then it might be a "wrongful termination" situation), "The employee was terminated for violation of our office's absenteeism policy" (this is tricky; you can't say, "They missed work too much" because "too much" is subjective; if your office has a policy, then you're referencing it and all you would need to prove is how many days they missed and how it was objectively more than allowed).

      For me, when I have a bad employee use me for a reference, I always ensure to ask if the conversation is recorded. By law, if the conversation is recorded, the other company (company B in your scenario) has to be truthful otherwise that couldn't be used as evidence in any case against you civilly or criminally. If the conversation is not recorded, nothing you say can be used against you as it is all here-say if it cannot be proven. What is to say employer A couldn't just say, "I never said that"?

      My thing is that if an employee is a bad employee (steals, misses too much, bullies other employees, is lazy or otherwise is bad), then you should be able to answer TRUTHS about the employee. In my office, I am always comfortable saying, "The employee started on x/y/z and started at $xx.xx/hr; the employee left on x/y/z and ended at $xx.xx/hr; we would not agree to rehiring the employee if they were to seek employment at our company in the future". Those are all truths. They are verifiable. And though it's simple - it tells a future employee what they'd need to know.

      FURTHER TO NOTE: If a terrible employee is looking for a job, it might help lower your unemployment burden if your ex-employee finds new employment.

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      kelly 3 years ago

      I believe that a former employer is slandering my name to potential employers. The background investigator has stated that my former employer said I had issues of what time to come to work and what time to leave work, but my performance evaluation states that I "meet the expectations of the companies policy when recording my time on my timesheet."

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      Ellen 3 years ago

      Please help! I quit my job voluntarily nearly a year ago. I gave a months notice and they let me fulfill the month, which is/was unusual for said employer. I left b/c my boss would not promote me after 5 years and the person hired to assist me became a liar and stole my ideas as well as making false accusations about me. I was constantly having to defend myself against the assistants accusations and did prove them false, as well as having to always come back and tell my boss(es) that the assistant stole my ideas. They chose to believe her nearly all of the time and all the time I was able to prove othersie. Additionally as previously mentioned, ny boss was a chest thumper and did not want my department to have a director, even as he was only there p/t as a VP and everything implemented was done by me. He also said I had to have a degree, but there were several directors that had no degree. After trying to discuss this with my boss(es) for two years, I eventually told them I quit. I believe (but don't know for sure or if it even makes a difference) that my assistant (who they told me they liked b/c she made them laugh...seriously) is probably up to the same antics as when I was there, only now I am not in a position to defend myself, now should I have to, since they loved my during my 6 years of employment. As I said I gave and carried out a months notice. All of my annual reviews were very good. I have excellent references on Liked In from Director, to managers to co-workers. I have now been unemployed for nearly a year and I STRONGLY suspect my prior boss or prior assistant is keeping me from gainful employment by giving me a bad reference. I also believe they are smart enough to know and to ask the prospective employer to keep hush about their bad reference. I have never been unemployed for more than a few months and I have always quit, never been fired. I do not think prospective employer will tell me I received a bad reference if they have given there word not to. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have a question. Orientation period is 3 mos. I gave resignation after 2 weeks stating the job was not a good fit, come to find out two yrs later the manager at the time places "job abandonment" & company states no rehire. I try on several attempts to resolve this matter. Company states "edit job abandoment, still no rehire". Do I have a case ? Thank you.

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      uniquetanner 3 years ago

      I sued my former employer with workers compensation, and had to resign as part of the settlement. I have been out of work for almost 3 years. Last year I started looking for work.

      I have had 2 job offers, one I actually went to orientation, and they both fell through. I think my former employer is saying bad things about me and preventing me from getting another job. what can I do? I signed papers stating I could not sue my former employer again, or is this different?

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      wifeofemployed 3 years ago

      I have a tricky situation where I need some advice. My family and I lived at a long-term rental resort type place. it was $1050 a month for 2 bedroom but included utilities except electric. We lived there one year. during the time we lived there we'd frequent the onsite restaurant/bar that was poolside. At one point I even worked for the owner as a bartender and waitress. After our lease was up, we moved.. and eventually moved back ..this time into a 3 bedroom. We'd still go to the restaurant/bar because every thurs evening they would have karaoke. On jan 11th, 2012, we went to karaoke and within 5 mins of arrive, I had suffered a terrible slip and fall (slipping on something that was not supposed to be on the floor). thinking at the time that I only must have just sprained my foot and that I'd be alright, come to find out that I broke my foot in a couple of places, the largest bone in the foot.. the calcaneus bone.. requiring surgery which ultimately resulted in screws being put into my foot.. wow.. some serious injury here.. and wait wait wait.. no insurance whatsoever.. hmm well I fell on the property of the restaurant/bar and by all rights they pay for a premises liability.. maybe they will be able to submit my medical expenses to their insurance company. That would be the true and correct and admiral thing to do right? given that we were told we were like 'family', given that I had previously worked there, and given that we were good paying customers every week. Well, it didnt work out like that. In fact, right after my injury, we learned that we (my family and myself) were completely banned from the premises.

      Okay I had to previs you with the background.

      About 3 weeks ago, my husband applied for a job at the liquor store... they had a sign up .. help wanted. Upon repeated follow up about the job, he was told that there were about 15 applicants which is why it was taking so long but that the guy would put a good recommendation in .. then another week and a half goes by, we get a call that we need to resubmit his resume to the main manager. We do that.. another week goes by and my husband is called in to do paperwork and told he can start tomorrow.. however, he would be starting at the 'sister' store.. which happens to be the store near the resort where we resided. Which also happens to do a great deal of business with the restaurant bar owner on which I had a medical claim. My husband shows up for work, and is being trained by the guy who had him come and do the paperwork near where we live.. so he's there, taking inventory, doing windows, waiting on customers, doing the cash register and getting a general feel for the job and grateful to have it. Later in the afternoon, the main manger comes in.. the guy training my husband goes to introduce him to the manager .. the manager says.. oh I know you. and soon the air was very chilly. the main manager goes outside.. makes a call.. soon the guy training my husband gets a call on his cell phone for which he had been getting calls all day and taking them while inside the store.. but this particular call he must have been instructed to go outside to "discuss" my husband. Not long afterwards, comes back inside and tells my husband he hates to be the bearer of bad news but they do not have a position for him.

      Husband asks why ? and the guy says, I dont know, sometimes they over hire.

      that is not the truth here.. they are opening up 6 stores and he was chosen out of 15 applicants for the position.

      The liquor store where he was to work his first day .. has ties with the restaurant in that the restaurant owner purchases liquor from the store for his restaurant.

      Wondering if there is a type of discrimination being applied here.

      Do you feel we are being discriminated against for employment because of a previous lawsuit ?

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      John Doe 3 years ago

      Can you sue a future employer who has conducted a background check stating you have a felony but you have proof from the courts saying it a misdemeanor? As this company is using a false charge not to hire you.

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      Laurie M. 3 years ago

      I quit my job and walked out (never have I done this before) 1 day before my 1 year probation period was up and I was to be covered under my Union contract, after they tried to extend my probation period for 3 months for no reason. They claimed my "co-workers" were complaining about me because I was too happy and polite, too helpful and used too big of words. I had been struggling for almost the entire year there trying to get along with a couple of the women, one being the niece of the supervisor the other being the woman I was hired with that just didn't like me because I apparently was learning the job faster than her. I don't know really! I am a friendly person, great personality, lots of friends. Now here I am a year later and I am afraid applying for jobs that this supervisor is going to give me a bad reference simply because she doesn't like me. Yes I know I quit without notice, had small coworker conflict but no job performance trouble, always on-time, always showed up, no problems otherwise, great employee. Very frustrating because I am a college graduate looking to apply for high level career jobs and I would hate to not get them based solely on her reference and bad attitude and worse not be able to find out and do something about it!

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      Jane Doe 3 years ago

      I was recently terminated from my job as an RN for failing a drug screen. I have recently been informed that my supervisor that I worked under is communicating these facts to my former coworkers in the workplace. This has led to many unfair and unfriendly comments being made within the workplace about me. Isn't there something I can do about this verbal abuse and my private info being discussed by my former employer? I was never disciplined or investigated for any wrong doing prior to this incident.

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      subforfood 3 years ago

      An old employer refused to write a proof of employment letter for me so that I give to a new employer. I am hired already but I need the letter so I can go up a few steps in my salary. When I directly asked him he said that I need a power of attorney to obtain one from him. What should I do???? I need help :(

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      Wayne Rutter 2 years ago

      I would like to add to the first comment ! In relation to the suspicion you have against your past employer whom you think is providing your prosoective employers a reference which refers to the defermation of your character

      You should be aware the allegation can be very hard to prove for instance if your past employer is stipulting ( They would not re-employ you ) this is NOT defermation

      This is more related to loss off opporunity

      This happened to me for 2 years I was dismissed from my job after 2.5 years in the care sector

      I was damn good at my job but because I didnt see eye to eye with my employers new director the first oppotunity he had was swung at me based on hearsay supported by a staff member trying to get up the ladder who was having a fling with him

      Despite this I took them both on to clear my name of such sick allegations after leaving the company they both continued with thier campaign to harrassment my future employment however after two years the time had come from a cropper I had waited to bounce on with joy !

      The employer decided to write a reference to a potensial employer who kindly gave me a copy !

      That was the end of his career

      I took my case to the civil courts who awarded me £12.500 in damages yhe director was sacked and placed on the barred list for mental abuse he had actually pulled ever straw he could because I stood up to him he thought he was god like some bosses do , but hrd picked on tje wrong guy

      In his reference he stated he would not re-employ me but the fact was the future employer never asked him such a question

      If he had swallowed his pride and admitted that niether liked each other it would have been his problem but he made it mine so I ended his career as director in care

      Served him right id done nothing wrong

      To round things up you can apply for the information from your potential employer but remember a reference has to be factual but outside these guidelines it can be derogetory in any manner whether descriminative or otherwise

      The best the employer could do to protect himself would be to provide a skeleton reference for you which would state your role, your time with the company and your salary

      These are factual and lawfull

      The risk of a lawsuit like mine was what my employer deserved

      But, some employers people have problems with should provide nothing more that a skeleton reference if he wants to keep his job and respect himself as a professional employer despite personal differences like my situation

      The information you recieve will highlight what claim you may be able bring against your employer and to be honest not many cases like this proceed to a hearing

      However good luck to you and others alike and stand your ground do something about it dont let the employer walk all over your rights


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      david m 2 years ago

      Hi, i was about to join the police in 2 weeks but when they gave my employer a call about a reference he gave me a terrible reference according to the sergeant. The police have now postponed my appointment until they investigate more. I have worked at the firm for 6 years and have never had a written warning about any of the points in my bad reference. Is there anything i can do against my former employer

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      Chris B. 2 years ago


      I received an interesting negative letter of recommendation recently for a potential employee I am considering hiring. The point in the letter in question stated, "I personally feel ____ does not belong in ____. He has a rather odd personality..." Is it legal to describe a individual as odd, or is that considered defamation?

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      Dee 2 years ago

      Can I sue a former employer if they called my current employer and "advised" them to watch out for me 5 years after working for them by trying to harm my reputation?

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      COK 2 years ago


      Recently, I applied for a position at one UK company. After getting the negative note, I have sent a written request asking for the copy of my application and all the notes that went with it. The hiring manager have just sent me the application (CV, cover letter and accompanying). He confirmed in a phone discussion that my application was turned down due to some negative comments provided by referees and shared these comments with me. Provided that the comments are absolutely irrelevant, is there any legal base to further insist on receiving the note details.

      Thanks a lot in advance.

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      megan clark 2 years ago

      What if you were fired based off of peoe sending emails to your boss saying you said things that you know you didnt but your boss ran with after you went to HR with a problem your boss was ignoring? I am a nurse and i was yelled at and kicked out of the nurses station by a lead in front of patients amd other staff members.... When i went back into the nurses station the lead began to yell at me again so i called the nurse supervisor.... This incident was following another and during the lead pretty much said it was in retaliation. The supervisor never got back to me so i went to the manager who,never got back to me so i went to HR. Then the supervisor and manager got back to me. Not more than a couple weeks later i was put on probation for the exact reason that the lead was yelling at me for. Not too long following i was gettung written up every time i turned around to the point where i was so anxious and stressed about work that it started showing in my work. Next thing i know i am getting fired for supposedly saying i could hack into the time clock even though i know it was a lie because i am not technologically inclined. I suck with computers. But now i am worried that they are going to continue to slander my name

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      robin 2 years ago

      I work in the nursing field was at my job for over 5 yrs this time plus 5 yrs the 1st time I worked there..about 3 wks ago I quit..i have applied for numerous jobs just recently I found out that my old administrator told a reference check that they would not hire me back due to my attitude and that I had many med errors.. this has angered me..can anyone tell me what I need to do..someone said to call the better business beraue any suggestions on this matter

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      Shocked and Praying 2 years ago

      Dear Undercover Lawyer,

      I was working for this non-profit company from 2009-2011, during that time I began having health problems because of my work hr's . my doctor had been writing to the HR managers to have my schedule changed for better health management. Long story short it took them 5 months to change my hours. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital for 3 weeks following being changed to new shift. As my doctor put it My health could wait and the company HR waiting to change it contributed to my health decline. I was under FMLA up until the day I was admitted in to the hospital. Well upon leaving which is another odd deal I was given a letter from HR stating I was eligible for rehire when the time arose and I was cleared medically. I recently applied for a position in a different department and the Talent Recruiter for the company stated they have me as Not Eligible for Rehire. Can I sue the company for the passive-aggressive HR manager who decided to check that box anyway.

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      Kammi 23 months ago

      Hi there, I have a question.

      I have(had) two jobs but I was recently fired from one of them. We'll say the job that I was fired from is called "L" and the one I'm currently at is called "J"

      So, here's my story. "L" fired me because of something I did that was apparently "non tolerable" Okay, fine. But the day that I was handed the termination paper. I didn't sign it and asked for proof of action on video. They didn't comply to my request but they still claim that they have it on camera. "L" had called "J" today (8/18/15) at 10.15am and asked to speak to a hiring manager. Mind you, I've been with "J" for 5 years and only with "L" for 2. So they talk to a manager negatively about me as being "informative."

      Now, here's my question, is that legal to say things about me even though I'm already working there?

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      MarieSavini 21 months ago

      How do I contact you or talk about hiring you?

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      Fatima 15 months ago

      My boss admitted to me that he was purposefully blacklisting me from advancing in my career; saying "You think I am going to allow you to advance or progress inside or outside of this company, no. I will make sure of it!"

      Although I have no proof other than this conversation, I have applied to over 25 jobs and no response back; two interviews and was denied the job after reference checks were completed. How can I figure out if this occuring because of the threat made to me?

      I have a masters degree and am employed in a position that only requires a HS diploma or GED. If this is true, and he is giving bad references defaming my character and work ethic, which proof is found and obtained, can I sue for loss of potential wages?

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      shej 14 months ago

      A former employer (A) has just sold his business to company (B). I terminated my employment with A, against the wishes of A. A's business has declined since I left, and he places blame on me for leaving. When I applied at B, I was told that A had stipulated in the seller's contract that I could not be hired by B for X number of years. Is this legally possible? Since I was never fired, can employer A require that company B NOT hire me, and make that legally binding in their seller/buyer contract? What can I do?

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      Savannah 13 months ago

      My name is on my last company's business account and I left there 21/2 months ago. A month I left, I found that they are still using my personal information to maintain their bank in the US. I asked them to remove it and its still ongoing. I told them that I will remove my name and close out the account.

      To make the situation my complicated, they overpaid me on my last payroll and they wanted a refund.

      Please advise

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      Hardworker 13 months ago

      Hello I worked for a company for almost 3 years and almost 2 years in I became ill and had to have surgery. I was unable to go back to work and was under doctors care. After about 3 years I went back to apply as a rehire at the same company and I was told that my personnel file stated that I only worked a certain amount of months physically and I was terminated because of attendance. None of that is true. I have been applying for jobs everywhere and I have a degree and no one has hired me and I am wondering if it is because of that company giving bad remarks about the information they have in my file which is not correct. I worked at this company for almost 3 years. I was a hard worker. I have not been able to find a job and when I apply to jobs I would get an email back stating they have decided to pursue other candidates. I got an email from HR of this company when I applied for a rehire stating that they could not hire me back. I responded and asked them could they provide me with a specific reason to why I was not a rehire and they stated they couldn't disclose that information because the committee board do not disclose the reason. Please tell me if I have a case or not because I know I did not get terminated and I worked more than 9 months physically. The info in my file is incorrect and I know that I have people who can vouch for my length of employment at the company.

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      asd 13 months ago

      GFK Company dose that. They give bad reference in country s where the low dose not protect employer ( like Romania) They are full of lies and think that this will keep employees in place and discourage any one to live.

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      sam 12 months ago

      I haven't seen any responses from the under cover lawyer on any posts covering the past 5 years. Is this site still monitored or is everyone just posting their experiences?

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      john sudds 12 months ago

      did not see anything when the bullying is the CEO of company, and deletes meeting documentation, or manipulates it to reflect his favor. or that other employees can not speak up because shortly after, "whoops, cut backs". or that you can prove manipulation of documentation because you secretly recorded the meeting, and the documentation of his, that he wants you to sign, is 98% inaccurate. However. you can not seek legal representation because attorneys will not even listen to it without tons of money. Or that others who have contacted EEOC, the EEOC was stopped at the door and not allowed to enter building because it is privately owned. if entrance was granted, no employee was allowed to talk with them alone, and of course if employee did go ahead and talk, no job shortly after. Would like to see some comments on this.

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      Frustrated Girl 11 months ago

      I received noticed from the hiring resource department, the tentative position was recanted due to a reference. The HR representative would not elaborate but stated I would receive a letter in the mail addressing the matter. What recourse if any can I do? I have been with the company for over 30 years and over that time leadership has documented bullying, horizontal violence, and false allegations of sexual misconduct that was proven false. I truly believe leadership is attempting to find anything to terminate or push me out of my position. At this point and time, I am at my wits end because of what I had to deal with over the years. Can you please provide assistance and or guidance?

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      thomas 11 months ago

      after one year employed at a company i was arrested i could not continue my obligations to said employer . Not out of jail i am trying to get another job . my ex employer when asked would he re hire me says " No i would highly suggest that you do not hire him . what can I do this is preventing me from being hired

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      Priscilla 11 months ago

      I had a bad feeling about a former employer- one of the women responsible for subs. So, my friend emailed her pretending to be a hiring manger. The woman thats responsible for putting in a good word for subs, actually LIED about me in four sentences. I emailed her and confronted her about it and she did not reply. I even emailed the President of the school district and no reply. Even personnel.

      I didn't care that the lady didn't want to put in a good word, but I did care about the lies she lodged against me. That's defamation and discrimination. I so want her ass fired from the job she holds right now.

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      Jess 11 months ago

      My husbands ex-boss is calling his new job with lie and demanding that they fire him or he will go on social media and give his business a bunch of bad ranks. Is this something that he can do? I just don't see how you can call your ex-employees new place of employment and make up lies and try to get them fired. We don't want to cause trouble but the harassment is getting to be to much.

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      david 10 months ago

      Hello I have a question my former employee told my recent employer that is untruthfull things about me but I get the job and I worked in the job nearly 2 monthe after I heared people talking about me things that is not true about me that is about my sexuality and I left my former job becouse of that I am not but some one try to nakr negative reputation about me so I left the job and now I changed city and no one knows me in tge new city and tge new job but the bad reputation about me I heared people talking abd the only source of that is the former employer so please what can I do help me I want to sue the former employer for defamation ?

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      Barbara 10 months ago

      I recently left a job that I was at for 7 years, it was a sales job where I made Presidents Club twice and had the highest total sales the last 4 years. I left this company because I had been cheated out of commission money many many times, and when asked why they always came up with BS excuses. At my meeting with the big boss that I had to give him my 2 week notice, he said I didn't need to give the 2 weeks, he said he understood that I have a family and I needed to go where I could make better money. After the meeting, we shook hands and the big boss said he would give me a good reference and all he asked was that I did not say anything bad about the company. I have kept up my end of the bargin, I have not said a word, I started my new job and love it, my issue is that the old boss has called my new boss twice already telling him that he should get rid of me, that I am unmanageable and that I'm talking crap about his company. Can he do this? Can I sue him for defamation of character?

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      Not Finding Job 10 months ago

      In 2011 I hurt my back while at work. I was working 32-35 hours per week. The workers comp doctor put me on light duty. One day after being put on light duty the company I was working for dropped my hours down to 17 per week. Feeling that was not fair. I contacted an attorney.

      I was pushed out of company and settled for not enough money to cover my now life long medical needs or surgery to correct my back. I didn't want to settle with the company. Nor did want to go after workers comp since they were actually helping.

      I had sign papers that I could never work for that company again or any of its sister companies.

      A few months later I applied for a management position. It was down to myself and an potential hire. The DM who interview me said to me, She is pretty sure she has picked her manager and asked if I could start the following Monday. Also she needed to check my references and would get back with me.

      A few days later did not hear from her. Sent her email asked if she decided. She said she chose the other person.

      I do believe when she contacted my previous employer they painted me in a not so good way. I am 100% sure they told her I sued them.

      Is there anything I can do all these years later with no luck of finding job. All I hear is no..

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      Wiliam Hazadous 9 months ago

      a lot of people dont really believe because you have a record doesn't make you a bad person,and regardless something i did far back as college shouldn't hunt me for the rest of my life.but the system is wrong about this and this need to be my case after my DUI case and after college,i noticed each time my employers did a background check i was been let-go,i became really depressed,i couldn't work at the place i deserve or desire because of something i did years ago,which doesn't define who i am today.till a friend from work who had a similar experience told me i could have my records disappear,sounded like magic right? well it wasn't. she introduced me to a group of elite who actually got my records clean by hacking into every place that shows up i ever had a record and each time any of my employers check my past records now,its clean,you can try out eliterealhack((AT))gmail((DOT))com today to have your records deleted .you can thank me later.they guarantee 100% money back.this really helped me

      a lot and i think it can help someone here too.

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      Sarah R 8 months ago

      So on a different note my husband had quit his job as a correctional officer a few months back and just recently tried to get unemployment while out of work. Apparently the employer told the unemployment office they fired my husband and thus he cant get his checks. We really need the extra income right now because Im the only one working and we were hoping for those checks to help with bills. Now we are in a financial crisis because my husband cant receive the checks. Can we sue the previous employer?

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      Marv 7 months ago

      My x boss told my new employer that I am unfit for my job and I am unreliable is there anything I can do towards the slander against me?

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      guddu sharma 7 months ago

      I worked for a company in kolkata for around nine years and had to leave or resign due to pressure in one day notice period. Everything started when a lady joined a branch as assistant manager.Initially i had problem with her but later i did adjustment and tried going together.I was then team leader having a team of 8 members. However, after six months of joining we started having problems on different branch related issues, then she along with one more lady started complaining about my behaviour to head office.This would happen quite often and i would come out clean with clarification. Then i was promoted to assistant manager and then the real picture started, lady manager along with another lady staff started harassing me by complaning to hr on my behaviourial issue,however i realized this things were happening because i started objecting on unethical issues for example manager was aware of tempering of client signature by another lady staff. I litterally informed head office on this and then i was ensured that action will be taken against them. However, when time came i was told that i need to leave as other lady manger along with other staff feel that i have behaviourial issue.At the time of leavinf i was told by GM that wherever you go i can give CEO referance for Job.I was provided clear relieving and expwrience letter.But when i tried for job in new company, at the time verification my ex employwr gave negative feedback.

      Can i sue against them.

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      Wronged 7 months ago

      I was recently terminated from my job as a property manager. It was just 2 days before my 90 day mark.

      I had reached out to my boss and training person 2 weeks prior asking for an accommodation due to a disability. They refused to have a conversation or offer help at all. I also worked over daily 2-4 hours and worked on Saturdays, but wasn't paid for it.

      I was not a salaried employee.

      My final paycheck was short 18 hours besides all the weeks I didn't get compensation for overtime worked.

      Within 2 weeks of my requests I was terminated after missing 2 days of work because of my disability.

      I am getting calls from tenants telling me that the former employer is telling lies about me to them.

      I am also receiving calls about the new manager borrowing money from the tenants and not paying them back.

      The apartments are low income and the tenants can't afford to give money to the manager.

      What should I do?

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      Alyssa Harolds 6 months ago

      My daughter was an IT contractor at the company X. During the time my daughter was working for her female boss, she asked my daughter to hem her pants that my daughter did not charge. Also she asked my daughter to look for the ivory buyers for her brother in law (sales of ivory is illegal). She made many promises to my daughter and contacted my other God daughter. My other God daughter gave my daughter the $65 silk fabric and my daughter brought the fabric to her boss because her boss wanted to make a skirt. All of a sudden, she let my daughter go for no reason and my daughter did not collect the money yet. On the final day, it took 2 hours for my daughter to go home because she had to wait for bus and train. She did not have a laptop or access to internet on that day. No internet on bus and at the train station. Recently my daughter asked her 15-year former boss to email her female boss about getting back the fabric or money for the fabric. It came to know my daughter's female boss talked bad about my daughter. She accused my daughter of false allegation for deleting the code after she left. How would she delete the code after she left and during the time she was waiting for bus and train and coming home without having laptop or accessing to the internet? She blamed that my daughter was a manipulator. My question is whether my daughter should sue her? Does my daughter has a defamation case?

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      James 6 months ago

      I tried to get a new job was in the hiring stages when was told I couldn't get the job because my last job terminated me I was told they tried to get my ex employer to reverse the comment now I'm jobless I remember my ex employer last words we are like family I feel like I'm being bullied what can I do

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      Ashton C 6 months ago

      After i was let go from my previous job, my former supervisor reached out to my MOTHER and told her he thought I was on drugs.. which is far from the truth. I worked there over 3 years and I was a department manager. I had an outstanding record with the company up until my last 3 months there. The only reason i started having problems was because my dad took his life and I had a hard time coping, which resulted in many sleepless nights. I was depressed but The only issuse I had was getting to work on time. Matter of fact, after he told my mom he thought I was on drugs, he said I do a great job when I am there. I admit when I was still working there and first began having problems, my supervisor asked me if I was on drugs and i said no. I was taken back. I offered to take a drug test and he said it wasn't necessary. He actually told me a few days later that he only said that trying to motivate me. You have no idea how much pain and trouble this caused me. Everyone in my family started treating me different. I was distraught and became even more depressed. It even effected me financially as I was not able to work because of the depression. The worst part is that he never believed I was on drugs and he had no right to share anything with mother. Thankfully I've finally started to overcome it but my relationship with my family is still on the mend.

      Do i have a case or Is there any I can do?


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      Carl 6 months ago

      I need help! I just got terminated due to my performance, they say. People can vouch that I'm a hard working person. Not only that, the performance issue they were referring was so shallow and minor. Example: "Using bullet points in my reports"

      I have reasons to believe that they took me out because a director in that office didn't like me associating with this other person who they also terminated few weeks back and they just looked for reasons to take me out too!

      What next steps do I need to do??

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      Vicki 5 months ago

      I was offered a job, start date, salary, benefits outline. Being excited, I posted on Facebook. The day before I was supposed to start my previous employer contacted the office. She made false accusations that resulted in the loss of this job. Do I have grounds for legal action?

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      Unknown 4 months ago

      How can I file

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      Terri J 2 months ago

      I have been looking for a job for almost two years. Yesterday finally one told me the reason she didn't hire me was because of something a place I used to work for told her. I worked for that woman for almost 8 years and she has even asked me to come back to work for her. But she is giving me the most horrible references you can imagine. None of which are true, but I worked for her under the table and she hardly ever paid me even when she did the checks would bounce so I was basically working for tips. Should I turn her in for defamation of character or should I just stop listing her as a place I worked for? It's hard though considering I worked there for so long.

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      Scott F. 4 weeks ago

      If I am under worker's comp and awaiting surgery, but actively seeking other employment opportunities and I have one possible employer call to get a reference. Can the current employer share that there is a current worker's comp situation if they do not give specifics?

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      Lynn B 9 days ago

      If an ex manager makes loud negative remarks about you loudly so your new coworkers and yourself hear if it's based on some truth can he get by with this practice? It was my first day.

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