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Category Archives: Mitigation

Providing employment references just makes sense

In my latest Canadian HR Law blog, I discussed a pet peeve: why do employers continue to refuse to provide positive letters of reference in cases where an individual was dismissed without cause? This is frustrating and unnecessary, particularly where the dismissal was entirely unrelated to the individual and may have been the result of a downsizing or other institutional […]

References Please

“I love reading your LinkedIn updates and was wondering if you could touch on “references.” In my industry, we do a lot of them, and so many companies are now just “verifying employment dates.” If a candidate has given consent and a contact for a reference, can that reference be held liable for anything they say that is negative or […]