Re: References (was: Why discuss certification?)

Subject: Re: References (was: Why discuss certification?)
From: Bryan Sherman <bsherm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 08:55:11 -0400

My understanding is that the fear is that the company could be sued by:

A. The hiring company if a good recommendation resulted in the hiring
of an employee who was later discharge for cause. They would argue
that the mis-representation by the former employer caused then to hire
the employee.

B. The former employee looking for employment if a bad recommendation
caused him/her to miss out on the job.

How likely is this? I don't know, but companies are huge risk-avoiders
when there is no potential benefit. Even if the likely hood of a
successful suit may be slim, the risk of having to defend something
like that is all it takes.

On 8/4/05, Martin Bosworth <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> BTW, why is it that so many companies these days are so restrictive
> when it comes to offering references? I was once told it was due to
> fear of lawsuits if someone was terminated, but if I got fired from a
> job, I probably wouldn't be using anyone from that company to big-up
> my skills.
> Martin


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