Re: References- Just the facts

Subject: Re: References- Just the facts
From: Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 13:54:38 -0800

Tony Rocco said

>I just read in the SF Chronicle this morning about a
>case in which an employer was held responsible for the sexual misconduct of a
>former employee for whom they had given a very good reference. The upshot of
>the case is that employers can now get in trouble not only for saying bad
>things about former employees (defamation) but for saying good things and
>omitting bad things (fraud or negligence) by failing to mention information
>they knew or *should* have known about the former employee's conduct,
>performance, or behavior.

>The long-term consequence may be that employers do more of what many do now:
>refuse to give out anything but the most basic information about a former
>employee. This will be a harmful development for employers and employees
>alike, in my judgment. Any way around it?

Shakespeare said it long ago: Kill all the lawyers.

"I hate quotations!"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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