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    I was a former employee who got suspended for reasons that were not explained in detail. While things were being investigated, I resigned thinking
    that as the supervisor I will be blamed for whatever faults of the staff and
    will get fired anyway.

    I have been trying to find a job everywhere, getting called for interview but not being hired. Wondering whether this could be because of adverse feedbacks from my former employer on reference checking.

    What options do I have in this matter? Are there any legal restrictions on what the employer can divulge to the hiring company? If none, can I sue the former employer?

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    Employers can legally say anything during a reference check that they have a good faith belief is true.
    I am not able to respond to private messages. Thanks!


    • #3
      It might not be what they are saying so much as what they find out being a surprise. I would let potential employer's know that you left on less than stellar terms without going into detail. If possible, I'd provide the name of a reference that can speak to your strengths as a manager.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.


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