Release of information

What type of information may we give out to a potential employer seeking for information on a terminated employee in the state of Illinois? I was under the impression that we were only allowed to give out dates of hire and that we were not suppose to discuss reason for termination

1 answer  |  asked Apr 23, 2003 10:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Carol Oshana

To be safe from libel suits, employers should give out the date of hire, date of last day at work, and their title. Perhaps this is a bit extreme, but it's economically better to avoid any suit, even if it's frivolous or likely to be dismissed at the outset.

posted by Carol Oshana  |  Apr 23, 2003 11:00 AM [EST]

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