Springhouse Solicitors

Top tips for references

Our clients are often asking us what their obligations are when it comes to providing references for ex-employees, and here are our top tips.

When providing references, employers owe various legal duties both to the new employer and to the ex-employee.

New employers can claim for financial loss caused to them by relying on a reference that is too good or misses out something important.

Ex-employees can claim compensation under a number of headings if they believe a reference about them is too poor, including discrimination, victimisation, defamation or negligence.

Stay on the right side of the law by following our top tips for references.

If you would like further information, have an issue about references, or would like us to draft a reference policy for you, our experienced team of employment lawyers would be pleased to assist.