Can a former employer give you a bad reference?

Can a former employer give you a bad reference?

Some people mistakenly assume former employers are only allowed to confirm dates of employment or job titles, or perhaps say whether you were fired or parted ways voluntarily. Yet it’s perfectly legal for your boss to give a negative reference (provided he’s not lying).

Can my former employer sue me?

Employers have a legal right under several circumstances to sue a current employee or former employee. However, even if an employer is successful in their litigation against an employee, the employee may simply not have the funds to satisfy the judgment against them.

On what grounds can you sue your employer?

You may choose to sue your employer for the following reasons:unfairly dismissed.discriminated against (for example, due to race, sex or religion)wrongfully dismissed.victim of harassment in the workplace.constructively dismissed.redundancy.stress-related illnesses.after an accident at work.