Government considering making employee references mandatory

Interesting article by Personnel Today about making employee references a mandatory requirement for employers

The government is consulting on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum, basic employee references – for example, confirming that they worked for that employer and the dates of their employment – for any former employee.

There is currently no statutory obligation for employers to provide an employment reference. With the exception of certain regulated sectors, such as SMCR it is a matter for individual employers whether to provide employment references.

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