In today’s From the Archives: Spring Break Edition, we go back to a 2011 post to remind employers why it is a good idea for managers and supervisors to stick to a neutral reference policy when providing employment references on former employees. In Managers and Supervisors Should Follow Their Employer’s Neutral Reference Policies, I mentioned a company that works with former employees and plaintiff employment attorneys to contact companies pretextually to find out what information the really give out on former employees. Presumably, this information is then used for litigation purposes. This is just one of many good reasons to have and follow a neutral reference policy.
Spring break is over soon and I expect to be back with a new post next week.
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