A model form when seeking a written reference about a new employee or prospective employee from a previous employer.
A model letter to withdraw a conditional offer of employment when references are not satisfactory.
Line manager briefing looking at providing and requesting references, including a summary of important guidance contained in the Employment Practices Data Protection Code.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering references.
A model clause in the offer letter where the job offer is subject to the provision of satisfactory references.
An employer giving a reference is under a duty to the subject of the reference to take reasonable care in compiling it, or in obtaining the information on which it is based, holds the House of Lords in Spring v Guardian Assurance plc and others.
In Ministry of Defence v The Fair Employment Agency for Northern Ireland (14.1.88) EOR19C, Judge Pringle QC in the Belfast Recorder's Court finds that a Roman Catholic was discriminated against on religious grounds in the selection arrangements made for civilian employment on a Navy ship when he was rejected because of a secret reference obtained by Military Headquarters.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to requesting references.