Need advice please - page 2

I recently notified my employer that I'd be leaving my job and they told me that any further employer that would contact them would be informed I was not eligible for rehire. Is this legal? I thought... Read More

  1. by   Dr. Kate
    Most HR depts only verify dates worked. It used to be that they would say they would or would not rehire, but even that has gone the way of all things.
    The best thing is to be honest with potential employer. Bring a copy of your latest eval.
  2. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by 502Nurse
    I recently notified my employer that I'd be leaving my job and they told me that any further employer that would contact them would be informed I was not eligible for rehire. Is this legal?
    What state are you in? In California, verification of employment and dates are the most you can squeeze out of a past employer without them being liable for slander or blackballing your livelihood (future employment).
  3. by   502Nurse
    Thank you for all of your replies. I researched the HR policy and discovered that they are only allowed to reveal title and dates worked. I will definitely keep a copy of my eval, but I will also list them on my resume as I gained a lot of experience in the position.

    After reading your responses, it really surprises me to see that so many states allow employers to state their re-employment status! What about lawsuits?!?

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