Having a hard time finding a job.

What can a past employer say about you.
When some one calls to varifies your dates of employment there?

A past employer is giving more then dates and a yes or no if asked if he would hire me
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1 answer  |  asked Nov 7, 2004 6:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Aaron Maduff
Having a hard time finding a job.

While there is no claim under the usual employment laws, if you can prove that he is lying about you, you may have a defamation action. Inability to find work or loss of potential jobs could create a basis for significant jury awards.

posted by Aaron Maduff  |  Nov 8, 2004 08:32 AM [EST]

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