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I just found out that the large corporation that i worked for last year gave me a Bad reference. Legal?

I worked for this company for 4 years. It was never a great fit for me. i ended up leaving on my own accord after they made my life miserable. I never looked back. Well I recently applied for a job at a remote, ma and pa operated lodge in AK- My dream job- I just heard from the lady who runs the place. I was told all my past employers gave me excellent recommendations with the exception of Ceridian which told her I was late all of the time, I was disrespectful- and that I quit without notice (untrue). Is that legal? How do I fight this? Any help would be appreciated. Thx ok- let me clarify- While I appreciate the opinions- does anyone know if it is legal- I will gladly go to small claims court- I am only interested in the legality- please note this is a huge corporation- thx

Asked By: Joe H - 10/24/2008
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If you had problems , just tell the prospective employer that this was not true, but you did not get along with your supervisor. It was simply a personality clash. I happens.
Answered By: Bibs - 10/24/2008
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If what they say is true there is nothing you can do. If it is untrue it is illegal. In respect to you they should have spoken about the things you did well and left the negativity out. They are liable for anything they say that isn't true especially if it costs you future jobs.
Answered By: lizard22 - 10/24/2008
 
probably not legal. find out from your states labor dept/ labor comission what exactly they are allowed to say. here in Nevada, eployers are allowed to only say what the hire and last date were and the wage
Answered By: GG - 10/24/2008
 
There are two sides to every story and perhaps you are leaving out the negatives you brought upon yourself. Why wasn't your job a fit? Why did you stay 4 years before you quit ? Why were they making your life miserable? Were you annoying them by some of your actions ? Having been in management for half of my working... More
Answered By: googie - 10/24/2008
 
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