A model policy to provide a procedure to follow where a reference request is received in respect of a former or current employee.
A model letter when writing to a referee authorised by a job applicant.
In Jackson v Liverpool City Council  IRLR 1009 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a reference that raised unsubstantiated concerns about an ex-employee's performance was not unfair.
The Court of Appeal has held that a reference raising unsubstantiated concerns about an ex-employee's performance was not unfair.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on providing and requesting references.
Annabel Mackay, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
A model form if you wish to take up references on an applicant and he or she has not previously given permission in writing (eg on the application form).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to requesting references.