If I resign in lieu of termination, am I eligible for rehire?

  1. I was fired in lieu of termination due to multiple absences. When I met with the manager, she said that by resigning, I will be eligible for rehire after 1 year. Is this common to have a waiting period of 1 year? Also, if potential employers call HR, will Hr at my old job tell them that I am eligible for rehire? Will they be able to tell the potential employer if I gave a two week notice? Because I didn't, and oddly enough I was asked about this in an interview.
    If the answer is YES to the last two questions, will HR at my old job require HR from the potential employer to send over a request form (indicating that I have given consent to contact my old employer's HR dept?)

    If anyone can address all of my questions, I would greatly appreciate some answers.
    Thank you in advance, I'm trying to move on and learn from this mistake I made, because deep down I am a great nurse, a great worker, and despite the situation, I am very dependable, and much more dependable now more than ever because a job really is precious.
    Thank you
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  3. by   aflahe00
    I thought that HR can only disclose that you did work there , legally.
  4. by   Emergent
    The answer to your question depends on your HR department. There is no one-size-fits-all answer here. It depends entirely upon the decisions and actions of individuals. Some people take a hard line and others will have mercy
  5. by   elkpark
    Quote from aflahe00
    I thought that HR can only disclose that you did work there , legally.
    People say this all the time here, and it's not true. Many employers have a policy of only disclosing hire and separation dates, and whether the individual is eligible for rehire, but, legally, they are free to disclose as much and whatever information they want as long as it is factually true and accurate.

    OP, no one can answer your questions but your previous employer. The employer has a lot of leeway to do what it considers appropriate to the situation.

    Most job application forms I have seen over the years include a statement somewhere in the fine print that, by signing and submitting the application, you are giving consent for the potential employers to contact any of your former employers and for your former employers to release any information they have about you.

    Best wishes!