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Is an employer obliged to supply a reference?
What are the duties of an employer if it supplies a reference?
Should references always be marked confidential?
When providing a reference what duties does an employer owe to a former employee when the employment has terminated during unresolved disciplinary proceedings?
Must an employer always obtain an individual's consent before providing a reference for him or her?
Can an employer limit its liability by including a disclaimer in a reference?
What rights of access do employees have to job references?
If an employer regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) receives a reference request relating to a former employee who was an approved person who is about to perform a controlled function must it respond?
If an employer regulated by the Financial Services Authority receives a reference request relating to a former employee who was an approved person where the new role is not a controlled function what are its obligations?
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