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HR update; employment references

HR update; employment references

Guidance on reference updated:

References are often asked for in job applications. There is usually no legal obligation to provide a reference. Employers who give references must make them fair and accurate.

Employers who ask for references must handle them fairly and consistently.

The guidance covers matters such as:
– What a reference must include
– Whether or not a reference must be provided
– Whether an employer can give a bad reference
– Problems with references
– Job offers and references

The full guidance can be accessed here:


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Stacey Bromley
07801 981 307