I have been recently denied employment because of information provided by preious employers. I have found that there are conflicting stories between background investigations done by two separate potential employers. I believe that there is discrimination and retaliation involved. For one reason, I have already filed a complaint with The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. I have more exhibits than I know what to do with. I need help A.S.A.P..2 answers | asked May 15, 2001 2:34 PM [EST] in Employment Law | applies to California
if you can prove false information is given to potential employers, you do not have to prove malicious intent. you may have a statutory claim giving you the right to multiples of damages, in addition to common law rights regarding defamation. you also need to protect the record in your dlse proceedings, since you believe the actions are in retaliation for filing them. you need to talk to an attorney experienced in employment law. please call me for a telephone interview, and identify yourself as "a.s.a.p.".
posted by Janet M. Koehn | May 15, 2001 9:52 PM [EST]
"Blacklisting", "blackballing", and such ilk are illegal under a number a statutes, and also comprises a pernicious form of slander and defamation. It is all too common; partially because it is very hard to get hard evidence it occured. But it can be done, with a fast and aggressive investigation...memories fade very fast in this type of matter.
This can be from ill will, and it sometimes is an extended form of retaliation and/or discrimination...employment "hate crimes", as you will. Or sometimes the former employer is just a sociopath & enjoys hurting people...odd, but sometimes true.
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posted by Abraham Goldman | May 15, 2001 3:05 PM [EST]