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Subject:Re: Bad Employers/Clients List??? From:Jonathan Leer <jleer -at- LTC -dot- MV -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 2 May 1997 12:38:43 -0300
What is litigious about all this? If you simply report that somebody had trouble with a company, it is simply a statement. It isn't slander.
From: Nicholas Russon[SMTP:nrusson -at- LAVASYS -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, May 02, 1997 12:19 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Bad Employers/Clients List???
Mitch Berg said (in part):
>So - what if some intrepid soul were to put up an informational website,
>essentially a techwhirlers' "blacklist" of companies with a record of
>shabby treatment of techwriters? A sort of "Better Clients/Employers
>Bureau", if you will, where a job-searching techwhirler could look for
>any references to a potential employer or client.
An excellent idea...provided that the lawyers haven't already
laid minefields there. The trick will be not just to let folks
list the "good" versus the "bad" but to come up with a
non-litigatable (if that's a word) scheme to show that, for
example three different freelancers have had bad experiences
with "Bill 'n' Ted's Awsum Warez Compnee", not that
"Jane Bloggs" is suing them for breach of contract.
If the "bad" list is only 2% of the companies, then we're
probably doing very well as a profession. I'd have guessed
that freelancers would put that number a fair bit higher...