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  • Filling out an application form

    Where it says May we contact your present or past employer yes or no?
    If you put NO does that mean they can not contact?
    Thanks BBB

  • #2
    I would imagine that they could legally contact your past employer, but they shouldn't if you've marked no.

    Most recruiters aren't going to do referance checks until after the initial interview, that's a good time to bring up not contacting your present employer.

    It is good to give them permission to contact them if you are in the running to get the job, hopefully things are good with your current sitiuation.


    • #3
      Legally, they may contact your current employer whether you tell them not to or not.

      But it is unlikely that a company that is concerned enough to ask the question, will ignore your answer.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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