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Negligence: High Court recognises liability for negligent references

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    Lawton v BOC Transhield Ltd [1987] IRLR 404 HC (0 other reports)

In Lawton v BOC Transhield Ltd (1987) 2 AER 608 the High Court rules that an employer owes an ex-employee a duty of care when giving a reference to a prospective employer. But the court holds that the defendant company was not negligent in the particular circumstances as there was ample evidence to support the opinions expressed in the reference.