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    I have been applying for part time jobs and listing my current full time employer for work references. I just found out today that my employer when called for references is giving out personal info about my life and making derogatory comments while at the same time saying that they would rehire me if I left the company. Since when are employers allowed to discuss your personal life or info when being called for a professional reference and is this legal per EEOC or Labor Law.

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    The employer is prohibited from saying anything that is untrue or deliberately misleading. But the law does not limit what he is allowed to talk about. I'm not saying it's good practice or good management, but since no law prohibits him from discussing your personal life, he can.

    Caveat; in some states any medical information is off limits.
    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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