Updated to include information on the FCA's proposals on the extension of the SMR and CR to all authorised firms.
Amid the Oxfam and other charities suggest that better systems to inform other prospective employers about staff misconduct are needed. But lawyers warn employers to take care to avoid making defamatory comments about former staff in references
A reference form for regulated financial services employer to provide for a former employee being recruited to carry out a either a senior management function under the Senior Managers Regime or a certification function under the Certification Regime.
New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior Managers Regime. What are employers' obligations and what information must they include?
Updated to include information on Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another, concerning a High Court defamation action set within an employment context.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that both the claimant's former and prospective employers committed discrimination arising from disability when a negative verbal reference resulted in a job offer being withdrawn.
Gerri Hurst, Sinead Keenan, Carly Mather, Joelle Parkinson and Mark Rose are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Use this references workflow on receiving a request for a reference for a current or former employee from a prospective employer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to providing references.