These Guidance Notes - Giving References explain the issues which employers
need to consider in providing references for both employees and
Essentially, there is no legal requirement for an employer to give a
reference, but any reference given by an employer for a current or past
employee must be true, fair, accurate and not misleading.
These Guidance Notes - Giving References explain the context for, and
suggested content of, references and looks at duty of care, data
protection, liability and potential discrimination issues.
In this Simply Docs suite of documents, there is also a Request for
Employer Reference letter, which requests a reference from an applicant’s
previous employer. In addition, there is a Reply to Request for Employer
Reference letter, which gives a suggested letter format for employers to
use in giving a reference. This letter template can be used to confirm the
job description and length of employment of a previous employee.
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