Giving References - Don't Get Caught Out


Giving references isn’t as easy as it used to be. Some recent cases

have shown that you can be successfully sued by a former employee’s

new employer for misleading them. The Consumer & Competition Act

(formerly the Trade Practices Act) and the Fair Trading Act prohibit

misleading and deceptive conduct. This can extend very broadly to

include your involvement in helping your ex employee get a new job.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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