Source: Lisa Nagele-Piazza, HR Magazine, Vol. 63 no. 3, April 2018
Be aware of your rights and responsibilities under state law.
Let’s be real: The employment relationship doesn’t always end on a positive note. So what can HR professionals lawfully say when they’re asked to vouch for a former—perhaps even infamous—employee as part of a reference check? Can they share that someone was fired or a poor performer?
The answer is usually yes, as long as you’re being truthful—but be aware of your rights and responsibilities under state law…..