Government consults on proposals to require employers to give references
In September 2019, we reported on government consultations on the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in discrimination situations. As part of this package, the government announced at the end of October 2019 that it would consult on whether employers should be required to give at least basic references about former employees. This would be to prevent what the government describes as ‘rogue employers using references as a bargaining chip’ to sign an NDA. At the moment, there is no obligation on most employers to provide a reference.
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